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 This day in History - September 9
441 Historic Events for September 9
1982

"Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances

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1982

Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], US, detective writer, dies at 76

Death
1982

Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank in preparation for STS-5

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1982

Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight

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1983

Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

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1983

Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas

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1983

Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

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1984

Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77

Death
1984

104th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (63 64 61)

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1984

Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

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1984

Calif Angel Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game

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1984

Yilmaz Gueney, director (Yol, Arkadas, Baba, Agit), dies at 47

Death
1985

President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

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1985

Race riot in Birmingham England

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1986

NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying

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1987

Gerrit John Heijn, senior executive (Ahold), kidnapped/murdered

Death
1987

Gary Hart admits on "Nightline," to cheating on his wife

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1987

Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

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1987

Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

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1987

Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

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1988

Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers and Gossage to save 300 games

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1988

Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu

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1988

US swamps NZ at 27th America`s Cup: NZ set to appeal

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1989

103rd US Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (36 75 61)

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1989

Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose

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