On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort, Philadelphia, kills 79
  • Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in American League history at 16years, 8 months
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Joe Hunt beats fellow American Jack Kramer 6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0 for his lone major title
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Pauline Betz successfully defends title; beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England

Person of interestRoger Waters

Roger Waters [George Roger Waters], English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters