On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Don Budge wins first of 2 straight US titles; beats Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Anita Lizana of Chile becomes first Latin American to win a major; beats Jadwiga JÄ™drzejowska of Poland 6-4, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess and Queen of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
  • Robert Crippen, American astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G), born in Beaumont, Texas