What Happened on September 8, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 71st U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

77th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Anderson beats Ashley Cooper (10-8, 7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
  • Juan Manuel Fangio confirms his World Championship of Drivers title finishing 2nd in the season ending Italian GP at Monza; takes record 5th title by 15 points from Stirling Moss
  • Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather Thomas, actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer