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 This day in History - September 9
441 Historic Events for September 9
1975

Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova (18) asks for political asylum

Event
1975

Viking 2 Mars probe launch

Event
1975

Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85

Death
1975

John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61

Death
1976

Mattias Ohlund, NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998)

Birth
1976

Mao Tse-Tung, Chinese communist party chairman (1949-76), dies at 82

Death
1977

John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73

Death
1977

Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker and Allan Trammell debut together and will play together for 19 years

Event
1977

1st TRS-80 computer sold

Event
1978

Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)

Death
1978

Jhane Landwier, Miss Bonaire Universe (1997)

Birth
1978

92nd US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats Pam Shriver (75 64)

Event
1978

3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0

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1978

Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979

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1978

Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army

Event
1978

Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)

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1979

Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73

Death
1979

31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman and Ruth Gordon

Event
1979

93rd US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63)

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1979

99th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (75 63 63)

Event
1979

Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque

Event
1979

Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

Event
1979

Sid Bernstein offers $« billion for a Beatle reunion

Event
1981

Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League

Event
1981

Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricket (2 Tests for India, 29 runs and 0-13), dies

Death