On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.

Famous Birthdays

  • John Vanbiesbrouck, American NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), born in Espoo, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-born French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1947-48), dies at 77