September 8 Events in History - September 8 Birthdays - September 8 Deaths



2013 At the U.S. Open, tennis pro Serena Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka, winning Women's Singles for the fifth time
2013 President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, ends his five year term and will be replaced by Mamnoon Hussain
2012 After weeks of protests, the Hong Kong government backs down on its plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes in its schools
2012 Pakistan and India plan to mutually ease visa requirements
2011 A potential terrorist threat to New York City or Washington, D.C. for the 10th anniversary of September 11th is investigated
2011 Australia's unemployment rate for August 2011 has risen to 5.3%
2010 Mexican marines arrest seven gunmen they believe were involved in the massacre of 72 migrants at Tamaulipas
2010 At least 54 homes are destroyed and 8 people are missing after wildfires hit Boulder County, Colorado
1998 Mark McGwire breaks Roger Marris' 62 home run record for a season, and goes on to hit 70 home runs for the 1998 season
1996 "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1996 110th U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (75 64)
1996 116th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76)
1996 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker wins
1996 Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
1996 Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
1996 Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1996 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
1995 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion New York City for 52 performances
1994 Last U.S., British and French troops leave West-Berlin
1994 MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
1994 Man shoots another man on IRT #4 train at Grand Central Station
1994 U.S. Air Boeing 737 crashes at Pittsburgh Airport, killing all 132 on board
1993 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
1993 Cheek Junxia wins world record ladies 10 km (29:31.78)
1993 Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets
1992 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yankees beat Orioles 16-4
1992 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas, Texas on KGEL-FM 97.1
1991 111th U.S. Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (62 64 60)
1991 Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
1991 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
1991 Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1990 104th U.S. Womens Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (62 76)
1989 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit
1989 Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk Belgium
1989 Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)
1988 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1988 Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43 m (7' 11 ")
1988 NL President Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commish
1987 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1986 Westinghouse sells Muzak
1985 "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
1985 105th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (76 63 64)
1985 7 die in a car and train crash in San Jose, California
1985 Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hour women swim record of 42.05 miles in 25 meter pool
1985 Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1985 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits
1984 98th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris E L Mills (46 64 64)
1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41G mission
1983 NASA launches RCA-6
1982 Dutch social dem party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
1980 Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
1979 Cheryl Prewitt of Mississippi, 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 13-2
1978 Irani army shoots on Khomeini followers in Teheran, 100s killed
1977 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
1977 Jimmy McCullough quits Wings
1976 Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
1975 Boston begins court ordered busing of public schools
1975 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
1974 88th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong (36 63 75)
1974 94th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)
1974 Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)
1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1974 President Gerald Ford pardons former President R Nixon of all federal crimes
1973 87th U.S. Womens Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62)
1973 Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers
1973 Hank Aaron sets record of most home runs in 1 league (709)
1973 Rebecca Ann King (Colorado), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
1972 Chicago Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year
1972 Jim Ryan (U.S.) and Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide and fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold
1971 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington D.C.
1969 2nd U.S. Tennis Open smallest session - 3708 (men's singles final-rain)
1969 89th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)
1969 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
1969 U.S. amateur Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
1968 "Funny Girl" with Barbra Striesand premieres
1968 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1968 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
1968 Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
1967 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10
1967 Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
1966 Star Trek premieres on NBC-TV
1966 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
1965 Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana and Florida
1965 KC A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game
1963 77th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64)
1963 83rd U.S. Mens Tennis: R H Osuna beats Frank Froehling III (75 64 62)
1963 Algerian population accepts constitution
1963 Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
1963 Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
1962 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 East Germany limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
1958 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
1958 Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo
1957 77th U.S. Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (108 75 64)
1957 Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
1957 Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
1956 Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
1955 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)
1954 Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to New York City for WINS radio
1954 SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communists in Asia
1953 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater New York for 6 performances
1953 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona
1952 72nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank A Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (61 62 63)
1952 Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man and Sea" published
1951 Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)
1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
1948 British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
1947 British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis
1946 60th U.S. Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Patricia Canning (119 63)
1946 66th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown, Jr. (97 63 60)
1946 Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
1946 Bulgaria ends monarchy
1946 Jack Kramer wins U.S. Tennis Open
1946 San Francisco 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to New York Yankees 21-7
1945 U.S. invades Japanese-held Korea
1945 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged
1944 1st V-2 rockets land in London and Antwerp
1944 Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany
1943 General Eisenhower announce unconditional surrender of Italy in WW II
1943 Lieutenant-general Bradley flies to Carthago/Algiers Sicily
1943 New York Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
1941 Blockade of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) by Germany begins
1941 Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania is exterminated
1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe
1939 General Von Reichenaus pantzer division reaches suburbs of Warsaw
1939 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
1939 Yankees beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
1937 Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens
1937 Yankees trailing 6-1 in 9th, score 8 to beat Boston 9-6
1936 Princess Juliana and German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld get engaged
1935 Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)
1934 54th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Wilmer L Allison (64 63 16 86)
1934 Bradman scores 132 vs. Leveson-Gower XI, 90 minutes, 24 fours 1 six
1934 Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle for New Jersey catches fire, 133 die
1933 Spain's 2nd government of Azana forms
1930 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
1930 New York City public schools begin teaching Hebrew
1930 Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
1926 League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany
1924 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
1921 1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington D.C.)
1920 U.S. Air Mail service begins (New York City to San Francisco)
1919 Babe Ruth hits his 26th home run off Jack Quinn in New York, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 home run mark of 25
1914 British trader Oceanic sinks off Scotland
1907 Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
1905 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base and lose to Reds 8-3
1900 6,000 killed when a hurricane and tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas
1899 British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa
1892 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
1883 New York Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies
1883 Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont
1868 New York Athletic Club forms
1863 Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
1863 Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces
1860 Loss of steamer, "Lady Elgin"
1858 Lincoln makes a speech about when you can fool people
1855 Crimean war - assault of Malakof Tower under Mac-Mahon
1854 With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks
1847 U.S. under General Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
1833 Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires
1796 Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
1771 Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California
1760 French army gives Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
1755 Battle at Lake George: English army beats France
1713 Pope Clemens XI publishes degree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism"
1689 China and Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)
1664 Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers
1655 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Warsaw
1628 Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet
1565 1st permanent settlement in U.S. forms (St. Augustine, Florida)
1565 Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese and Knights of St. John
1563 Maximilian chosen king of Hungary
1553 City of Lichfield, England forms
1545 English earl Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
1536 Earl of Nassau disbands siege of Peronne
1522 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completes 1st circumnavigation of globe, expedition begins under Ferdinand Magellan
1514 Battle at Ozra: Polish/Latvia army beats Russians
1380 Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri beats Mongols
1380 Russians defeat Tatars at Kulikovo, beginning decline of Tatars
1303 Anagni: French king Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII
1276 John XXI elected Pope
1156 Henry II Jasormigott leaves Bavaria
1141 Battle of Samarkand: Yelutashi defeats Islams
1024 Duke Koenraad II chosen German king











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