On this sporting day - Thursday, September 7 - Jackie Stewart wins third world title (1969) Print
On this sporting day - On This Day
Written by Mike Turner   
Thursday, 07 September 2017 01:00

Thursday, September 7

Famous sporting events and news from yesteryear that happened on this day

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1932 Horse racing. Horses belonging to the Aga Khan took four of the first five places in the St Leger.

1942 Football. Former Manchester City player Alan Oakes is born in Winsford. Holds the most appearance record for City (676 plus four as sub). Played for the club from 1958 to 1976.

1952 Tennis. Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart to win the 66th US Open title.

1953 Tennis. Maureen Connolly wins the 67th US Open title, defeating Doris Hart for the second year running.

1959 Football. Des Bremner is born in Aberchider. He played for Hibernian before joining Aston Villa, helping them win the league title and then the European Cup. Later played for Birmingham City, Fulham and Walsall.

1963 Cricket. Sussex won the first domestic one-day competition.

1965 Football. Former Luton Town, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City player Garry Parker is born in Oxford. Helped Leicester win the League Cup in 1997 - the club's first major honour in the game.

1969 Tennis. Rod Laver won the US Open to complete his second Grand Slam. Margaret Court beats Virginia Wade to take the women's title.

1969 Motor racing. Jackie Stewart won the Italian Grand Prix to secure the Formula One World Championship.

1973 Motor racing. Jackie Stewart became world champion for the third time.

1980 Tennis. In what is accepted to be one of the greatest games ever, John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4 to win the 100th US Open.

1991 Tennis. Seventeen-year-old Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova to win the US Open.

1995 Horse racing. Lester Piggott announced his retirement from horse racing.

2013 Football. Salisbury City win 1-0 away at Lincoln City - Chris McPhee's 40th minute header extending their unbeaten run to four games.

2013 Football. Laverstock & Ford return to the FA Vase with a 5-2 success against Cheddar.

2013 Olympics. Tokyo is awarded the 2020 Olympic Games.

2015 Football. Scotland lose 3-2 at home to Germany in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

2015 Tennis. Andy Murray fails to reach the last eight of the US Open, losing in four sets to South African Kevin Anderson. The defeat breaks a run of 18 successive Grand Slam quarter-final appearances for the Scot.