On This Day

September 9, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 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 Kodeš 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 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