September 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Walter Kennedy begins his tenure as the commissioner of the NBA, succeeding Maurice Podoloff
  • Sep 6 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • Sep 8 Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
  • Sep 8 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Championship of Drivers title; Clark's 5th GP win of the season
  • Sep 8 83rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rafael Osuna beats Frank Froehling (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 77th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Sep 10 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Sep 18 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
  • Sep 24 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • Sep 29 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 2 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Sep 3 Eric Plunk, Wilmington CA, pitcher (Oakland A's, NY Yankees, Indians)
  • Sep 3 Mubarak Ghanim, UAE footballer
  • Sep 4 Donna Wilkins, LPGA golfer (1987 S&H Golf Classic-5th), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 4 John Vanbiesbrouck, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 5 Brandon Krovoza, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 5 Dave Brantley, American MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Sep 5 John Elliott, American professional golfer (1994 NIKE Miss Gulf Coast), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Sep 5 Tim McKyer, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Sep 6 József Kiprich, Hungarian soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Tatabánya, Hungary
  • Sep 6 Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer (Chelsea, Everton), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 8 Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 8 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast
  • Sep 9 Leslie Thompson, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Sep 11 Bonnie Gadusek, tennis player (French Juniors 1981), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 11 Gerald Wilkins, American NBA guard (Orlando Magic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 14 Antonia Real, Spanish 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976), born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Sep 14 Jaromir Dragan, Slovak ice hockey goalie (Team Slovakia 1998), born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
  • Sep 16 Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 18 Rich Weiss, US slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Munich. Germany
  • Sep 18 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver
  • Sep 19 David Seaman, English football goalkeeper (Arsenal), born in Rotherham, England
  • Sep 21 Cecil Fielder, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 21 Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • Sep 22 Missie Berteotti, LPGA golfer (1993 PING/Welch's Champ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
  • Sep 26 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan athlete (World marathon champion 1987, Olympic silver 1988), born in Mombasa, Kenya
  • Sep 27 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 28 Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Sep 30 Ed Drakich, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • Sep 22 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies