Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
Sep. 01, 2018
1901 — Ogden wins two races in a single day at Sheepshead Bay race track in Coney Island in New York. The 7-year-old edges Cameron by a head in the second race on the card, a six furlong sprint on the main track in Brooklyn. In the sixth race, a 1 1-16 mile distance on the turf, Ogden beats Monarka by a length.
1908 — Tommy Burns knocks out Bill Lang in the sixth round in Melbourne for his last successful defense of his heavyweight title.
1924 — Bill Tilden wins his fifth straight U.S. men's singles title with a 6-1, 9-7, 6-2 victory over Bill Johnston.
1940 — Byron Nelson wins the PGA by beating Sam Snead 1-up at the Hershey Country Club in Pennsylvania.
1945 — Frank Parker wins the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships by beating Bill Talbert. Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz for the women's title.
1970 — The tie-break debuts in Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open. A total of 26 tie-breaks (the nine-point sudden death tie-break) are played on the first day of the tournament. Bob McKinley and Ray Ruffels both win matches in fifth-set tie-breaks.
1971 — Sixteen-year-old Chris Evert wins the first of her record 101 U.S. Open matches, defeating Edda Buding, 6-1, 6-0, in 42 minutes. Jimmy Connors, playing on 19th birthday, comes back from a two-set deficit to beat Alex Olmedo for his first U.S. Open victory.
1984 — In his first NFL start, Atlanta's Gerald Riggs rushes for 202 yards and scores two touchdowns as the Falcons beat New Orleans 36-28.
1991 — Jimmy Connors turns 39 and comes back from a two-sets-to-one and a 2-5 fifth-set deficit to defeat 24-year-old Aaron Krickstein 3-6, 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6. The fourth-round Labor Day match lasts 4 hours, 41 minutes.
1995 — Frank Bruno wins a heavyweight championship in his fourth attempt, a unanimous decision over Oliver McCall for the WBC title in Wembley, England.
2001 — Michael Schumacher becomes the winningest driver in Formula One history, taking the Belgian Grand Prix for his 52nd career victory. Schumacher breaks the mark shared with Alain Prost and clinches his fourth world championship.
2003 — Eric Gagne sets a major league record with his 55th consecutive save in Los Angeles's 4-1 victory over Houston.
2013 — Roger Federer loses in the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time in a decade, beaten 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4 by 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain.