TODAY IN HISTORY

September 10, 2019

 

On this day, 10 September 1960 ( Exactly 59 years ago today), after three consecutive silver medals, Yugoslavia finally won men’s football gold medal at the Rome Olympics after defeating Denmark 3-1in the final

Goals Scored

Yugoslavia
Milan Galic (1)
Zeljko Matus (11)
Borivoje ‘Bora’ Kostic (69)

Denmark
Flemming Nielsen (90)

On this day 10 September 1972 (Exactly 47 years ago today)Kazimierz Deyna scored twice as Poland beat Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic football gold medal match in front of 80,000 spectators at the Munich Olympic Stadium.

Hungary had won the last two gold medals in the men’s football and again made the final but a double strike in the second half from Deyna denied them the hat-trick of golds in Munich, but the silver medal added to a remarkable and to this day unmatched haul of Olympic medals in football history.

On this day 10 September 1962 (Exactly 57 years ago today)Tennis great Rod Laver completed his first Grand Slam defeating fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the US Open final.

On this day 10 September 1967 (Exactly 52 years ago today) Billie Jean King defeated England’s Ann Haydon-Jones 11–9, 6–4 for first of her 4 US Open singles crown

On this day 10 September 1977 (Exactly 42 years ago today) Chris Evert won her 3rd straight US Open singles title; beat Wendy Turnbull of Australia 7-6, 6-2; final time event played at the West Side Tennis Club.

On this day 10 September 1978 (Exactly 41 years ago today) Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the first player to win the US Open on three different surfaces.

On this day 10 September 1995 (Exactly 24 years ago today) Pete Sampras won his 3rd US title; beat fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

On this day 10 September 1996 (Exactly 23 years ago today) Roger Federer won 3rd straight US title; beat home favourite Andy Roddick 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

On this day 10 September 2011 (Exactly 8 years ago today) Samantha Stosur became first Australian to win a Grand Slam title since 1980; upset Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3

On this day 10 September 2012(Exactly years ago) Andy Murray of Scotland won his first Grand Slam event; beat defending champion Novak Đoković 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

On this day 20 September 2017 (Exactly years ago) Spain’s Rafael Nadal won his 3rd US title; beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

 

STORIES: GEORGE MAHAMAH


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