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 This day in History - September 8
407 Historic Events for September 8
1972

David Arquette, actor (Scream, Scream 2, Kiss and Tell)

Birth
1972

Chic Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year

Event
1972

Jim Ryan (US) and Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide and fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold

Event
1973

87th US Womens Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62)

Event
1973

Bob Wolcott, Huntington Beach Ca, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)

Birth
1973

Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974

Event
1973

Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers

Event
1973

Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

Event
1973

Jason Downs, actor (Bobby-Hairspray)

Birth
1974

Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)

Event
1974

94th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)

Event
1974

88th US Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong (36 63 75)

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1974

Pres Gerald Ford pardons former Pres R Nixon of all federal crimes

Event
1974

Robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79

Death
1974

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

Event
1975

Boston begins court ordered busing of public schools

Event
1975

Elena Likhovtseva, Alma-Ata Kazakhstan, tennis star

Birth
1975

John Thomas, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)

Birth
1975

John Mylong, actor (Robot Monster), dies at 82

Death
1975

Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal

Event
1976

Sjeng Schalken, Weert Neth, tennis star

Birth
1976

Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer, dies at 81

Death
1976

Assen Karastoyanov, composer, dies at 83

Death
1976

Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam

Event
1977

Zero [Samuel J] Mostel, US actor (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 62

Death