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Notable Historical Events for September 8th

196989th US Men's Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)

1990104th US Womens Tennis Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2 7-6)

1986'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally.

196377th US Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64)

1989George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1934Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six

1985Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

1858Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time"

2013Serena Williams wins her fifth Women's Singles US Open title

September 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

1932Patsy Cline, Winchester Va, country singer (Crazy)

1925Peter Sellers, England, actor and goon (Kato, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980)

1897[James Charles] Jimmie Rodgers, Mendoza Miss, country singer/singing brakeman

1157Richard I, [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99)

1830Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914)

1987Alexandre Bilodeau, Montreal Quebec, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics)

September 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 8th

1973Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

1864Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

2010Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

1953Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)

1897Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

1987NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell

September 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 8th

1784Ann Lee, American religious leader (b. 1736)

1980Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

September 8th Deaths
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