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Notable Historical Events for September 8th

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

1985105th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6 6-3 6-4)

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

1994MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

1919Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

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

1504Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

1833Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires

1974President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

September 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 8th

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

2003Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (b. 1902)

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