What Happened on September 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 83rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rafael Osuna beats Frank Froehling (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

US National Championship Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 2nd of 4 US singles crowns; beats 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
  • Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
  • Li Ning, Chinese gymnast

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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