On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 4th place finish in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch Jackie Stewart his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian John Newcombe wins his second US singles title; beats Jan KodeŇ° 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player, born in Chiba, Japan
  • Peter Scott, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Todd McMillon, American football player (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Bellflower, California
  • Troy Rudolph, Canadian actor and production assistant (Suburbanators, Viper), born in Calgary, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80