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 This day in History - September 8
407 Historic Events for September 8
1965

Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana and Florida

Event
1966

Mike Dyer, Upland Calif, pitcher (Montreal Expos)

Birth
1966

Raymond Atteveld, Belgian soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC)

Birth
1966

"That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV

Event
1966

"Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV

Event
1967

Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10

Event
1967

Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic

Event
1967

Brett Winslow, Santa Barbara Calif, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96)

Birth
1968

Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant

Event
1968

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic

Event
1968

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event
1968

"Funny Girl" with Barbra Striesand premieres

Event
1969

US amateur Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)

Event
1969

Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61

Death
1969

2nd US Tennis Open smallest session - 3708 (men's singles final-rain)

Event
1969

89th US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)

Event
1969

Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya

Event
1970

Tomur Barnes, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)

Birth
1970

Clarence Weatherspoon, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

Birth
1971

Jan Pardavy, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)

Birth
1971

John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington DC

Event
1971

David Merritt, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1971

Greg Minor, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)

Birth
1971

Henry Thomas, San Antonio TX, actor (ET)

Birth
1971

Cristy Thom, LA Ca, playmate (Feb, 1991)

Birth