On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Algerian population accepts constitution
  • Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
  • Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
  • Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; Clark's 5th GP win of the season
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rafael Osuna of Mexico beats Frank Froehling 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 for his lone major singles title

Sport awardTennis Open

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins second of 4 US singles crowns; beats defending champion Margaret Smith of Australia 7-5, 6-4

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Silberling, American television and film director (Casper 1995), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Waycross, Georgia
  • Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian (Downtown), born in Amagasaki, Japan
  • Li Ning, Chinese gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Laibin, Guangxi

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page (38) weds actor Rip Torn (32) in Pinal, Arizona