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This Day in Sports History — September 1

A. Bartlett Giamatti
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 1:

1946 — Golfer Patty Berg won the first United States Women’s Open at Spokane Country Club in Washington. (More info.)

1971 — John Newcombe became the first top-seeded man to lose in the first round of the US Open tennis tournament, dropping a four-set match to Jan Kodes. (More info.)

1972 — Valery Borzov of the Soviet Union won the gold medal in the 100-meter race at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. (More info.)

1973 — George Foreman knocked out Jose Roman in the first round of their fight in Tokyo, Japan to retain the heavyweight boxing title. It was the first heavyweight title match held in Japan. (More info.)

1985 — NASCAR driver Bill Elliott won the Southern 500 Grand National race and a $1 million bonus for winning three out of four Grand National “Big Four” races. (More info.)

1987 — Michael Chang, 15, became the youngest male to win a US Open tennis match, defeating Paul McNamee in four sets. (More info.)

1989 — MLB Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, 51, died after suffering a heart attack. (More info.)

2007 — Making just his second major league start, Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox no-hit the Baltimore Orioles, 10-0, at Fenway Park. (More info.)

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