September 7 Events in History - September 7 Birthdays - September 7 Deaths
2014 Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in the U.S. Open final, joining Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert in having won 18 Grand Slam singles victories
2014 Bruce Levenson will sell his stake in the Atlanta Hawks after stating earlier this week that he sent a racially biased email two years ago; Levenson is freely following the path of Don Sterling, who was forced to sell the Clippers for similar reasons
2013 The International Olympic Committee holds its 125th Session, and announces Tokyo, Japan won the bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics
2013 Australia's outgoing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces he isn't seeking re-election as the leader of the Labor Party
2012 Investments to and from Pakistan are now permitted by the Reserve Bank of India
2012 The Pakistani government accuses the Save the Children NGO as being linked to a fake vaccination program used in the hunt for Osama bin Laden; Pakistan orders foreign nationals working for the organization to leave the country within four weeks
2011 Australia's economy achieves 1.2% second quarter growth after floods initially let to a .9% contraction in the second quarter
2011 Heavy rain in Pennsylvania causes 1,000 Hershey Middle School students in the Derry Township School District to be stranded
2010 Wildfire concerns cause over 3,500 people to evacuate Boulder County, Colorado
2010 India is crippled as trade unions declare a general strike to protest a hike in fuel prices
2004 American military deaths in the Iraq War reach 1,000
1998 Jerry Lewis' 33rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises
1997 111th U.S. Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)
1997 117th U.S. Mens Tennis: Patrick Rafter beats Greg Rusedski (63 62 46 75)
1997 Boone Valley Senior Golf Classic
1997 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1997 Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
1997 Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
1997 Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275
1996 Women's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
1995 12th MTV Awards
1995 STS-69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
1995 Senator Bob Packwoord R-Oregon resigns rather than face expulsion
1994 Jingyi Le/Ying Shan/Ying Le/Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)
1993 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
1993 Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 home runs and 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader
1992 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
1992 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
1992 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1991 105th U.S. Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (76 61)
1991 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
1991 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
1991 Harry Hamlin weds Nicollette Sheridan
1991 Monica Seles (17) defeats Martina Navratilova (34) to win U.S. Open
1991 Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
1990 "Street Scene" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 6 performances
1990 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
1988 5th MTV Awards
1988 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito and Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame
1988 New York Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist
1988 Security and Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws
1987 Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723
1987 Netherlands routes 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
1987 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1987 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
1986 100th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (63 62)
1986 106th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60)
1986 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1986 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
1986 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
1986 Ivan Lendl defeats Miloslav Mecir for U.S. Tennis open title
1986 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31
1985 99th U.S. Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76)
1985 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs U.S. 3K female record 8:25.83
1984 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236
1983 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
1981 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
1981 Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000
1981 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1981 Judge Wapner and People's Court premier on TV
1981 West Tampa Florida defeats Richmand Virgina, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
1980 100th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (76 61 67 57 64)
1980 32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott
1980 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner and Barbara Bel Geddes
1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf
1980 Cape Verde adopts its constitution
1980 Earnest Gray becomes 2nd New York Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St. Louis)
1980 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
1980 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic
1980 John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest U.S. Open finals as 21 year old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his 2nd straight title
1979 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at MSG, New York
1978 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yankees beat Red Sox 15-3
1977 Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia
1977 President Carter and General Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties
1976 U.S. courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism for 'He's So Fine'
1975 95th U.S. Mens Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)
1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1975 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
1975 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Hanif Mohammad
1975 Manuel Orantes upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors to win U.S. Open
1974 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 605 performances
1974 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
1973 Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
1973 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
1970 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1970 PLO hijacks 4 planes
1970 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader and lose both games
1970 Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
1969 83rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (62 62)
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
1969 Rod Laver completes his 2nd grand slam winning U.S. Tennis Open
1969 U.S. amateur Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60)
1966 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss and La
1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
1963 American Bandstand moves to California, and airs once a week on Saturday
1963 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton, Ohio
1960 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
1958 72nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene R Hard (36 61 62)
1958 78th U.S. Mens Tennis: A J Cooper beats M J Anderson (62 36 46 108 86)
1957 71st U.S. Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (63 62)
1957 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
1955 Yankees Whitey Ford is 5th to throw consecutive 1-hitters, beats A's
1954 Integration begins in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland public schools
1953 67th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (62 64)
1953 73rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Elias V Seixas, Jr. (63 62 63)
1953 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs
1953 Nikita Khrushchev becomes 1st Secretary of U.S.S.R. Communist Party
1952 66th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (63 75)
1952 72nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (61 62 63)
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament
1952 General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
1952 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tennessee)
1952 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters
1952 New York Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yankees a 5-1 win at Washington He has now home runs in all 15 major league parks
1950 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
1948 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron, Ohio
1947 Battles between Hindus and Moslems in New Delhi
1945 Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender
1945 Joe Kuhel hits inside-the-park home run, only home run hit by a Senator all season at Washington's Griffith Stadium
1944 SS-general Kurt Meyer takes Durnal Belgium
1944 Strongest Hurricane of century in Netherlands (wind force 12)
1943 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1943 Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston Texas)
1942 62nd U.S. Mens Tennis: F Schroeder, Jr. beats F Parker (86 75 36 46 62)
1942 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
1942 Transport nr 29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 61st U.S. Mens Tennis: R L Riggs beats Francis Kovacs (2d 57 61 63 63)
1940 54th U.S. Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 63)
1940 60th U.S. Mens Tennis: McNeill beats Robert Riggs (46 68 63 63 75)
1940 German Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
1940 Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
1939 Radio New York Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmission
1936 Boulder Dam, now Hoover Dam, begins operation
1934 Luxury liner "Morro Castle" burns off New Jersey, killing 134
1932 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
1928 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal," premieres in New York City
1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF
1923 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
1923 Interpol forms in Vienna
1923 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
1916 Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch New York's record 26-game winning streak
1916 Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress
1915 35th U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm Johnston beats M E McLoughlin (16 60 75 108)
1915 John Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll
1915 St. Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0
1914 New York Post Office Building opens to public
1912 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit
1907 Sutro's ornate Cliff House in San Francisco destroyed by fire
1903 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
1901 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
1897 George Davis (Giants) home run off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
1896 1st closed-circuit auto race, at Cranston, RI
1896 A. H. Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a track in Cranston, Rhode Island
1892 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
1891 Captain Frederick Lugards army reaches Kavalli Equatoria
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Engineer's Thumb"
1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby place in an incubator
1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
1876 Bank robbery by James/Younger fails (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)
1863 Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
1860 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
1822 Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day)
1822 Pedro I, son of king Joao VI, declares Brazil independence
1813 "Uncle Sam" was 1st used to refer to U.S. (Troy Post of New York)
1812 Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov
1800 Zion AME Church dedicated (New York City)
1714 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
1701 Germany, England and Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
1652 Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
1599 Earl van Essex and Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
1596 Dutch fleet bombs Banten Java
1543 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V
1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague
1497 Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
1159 Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope
70 Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem