What Happened on September 11, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
  • Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors retains title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ike Diogu, Nigerian-American basketball player, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player, born in Madras, Oregon

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss