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What happened in sport on this day..

September 8


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1917
The totalisator was used for the first time at Randwick race course
1934
Western Suburbs won the NSWRFL Grand Final against Eastern Suburbs 15-12.
1956
St George won the NSWRFL Grand Final against Balmain 18-12.
1963
Leo Geoghegan won the Australian FJ Championship at the Warwick Farm raceway in Sydney.
1969
Rod Laver became the first tennis player to win two 'grand slams' when he won the US Open at Forest Hills, defeating Tony Roche.
1970
Two YCWA rowing teams broke the world women's marathon rowing record, covering 22.5 miles in 4 hours and nine minutes.
1973
Stephen Holland won the 1500 metre freestyle at the first World Swimming Championships in Belgrade.
1973
Margaret Court won her 5th US Singles title.
1983
Chris Judd, Australian football player, was born.
2006
Peter Brock, Australian car racing driver died - he was born in 1945.
2012
Swimmer Jacqui Freney was awarded the Australian 2012 Paralympian of the Year.
2012
Athlete Evan O'Hanlon was awarded Male Athlete of the Year in the Australian 2012 Paralympian of the Year Awards.
2012
Cyclist Kieran Modra and shooter Libby Kosmala were awarded the President's Medal for Excellence in Sportsmanship in the Australian 2012 Paralympian of the Year Awards.