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September 8, 1963 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 x 20-win seasons

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Warren Spahn
  • 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 awardUS Open Women's Tennis

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gerald Williams, American NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Waycross, Georgia
  • Li Ning, Chinese gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Laibin, Guangxi
1963 in Sport