Events in Sport on September 6

  • 1880 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1880 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1904 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • 1905 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1920 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 1st of 6 straight US titles; beats Bill Johnston 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
  • 1927 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • 1942 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 1943 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in American League history at 16years, 8 months
  • 1943 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • 1943 US Women's National Tennis Championship: Pauline Betz Addie successfully defends title; beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
  • 1945 A's catcher Greek George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1946 All-America Football Conference begins regular season play as the Cleveland Browns beat the Miami Seahawks 44-0 before 60,135 at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium
  • 1948 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 US Men's National Championship: Vic Seixas beats Australian Rex Hartwig 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1954 68th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-8, 6-1, 8-6)
  • 1959 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 1960 Australian middle distance runner Herb Elliott breaks his own world record in winning the 1,500m at the Rome Olympics in 3:35.6
  • 1960 American Otis Davis runs a world record 44.9 to win the gold medal in the 400m at the Rome Olympics; German Carl Kaufmann records same time but ruled second via photo finish
  • 1963 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • 1972 Summer Olympics resume in Munich, Germany after massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Black September Palestinian terrorist organisation

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1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

1975 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1977 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash, 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 1980 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets women's 100k world record (7h 27m 22s) in Amiens, France
  • 1980 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • 1980 US Open Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her 5th US title; beats Hana Mandlíková 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
  • 1981 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1982 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1986 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 3rd US singles title; beats Czech star Helena Sukova 6-3, 6-2
  • 1987 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • 1987 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • 1991 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • 1993 Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 1994 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)

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1995 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

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1996 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Sport awardTennis Open

1997 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis wins her first US title; outclasses Venus Williams 6-0, 6-4

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2003 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final Justine Henin-Hardenne wins her first US title; beats Kim Clijsters 7-5, 6-1
  • 2009 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Greens GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 5 strokes from a group of 5 players
  • 2018 World Surf League announces from 2019 there would be equal prize money for men and women across elite tour events; first US-based global sports league with gender pay parity