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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)

1996110th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)

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

1994MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

19692nd US Tennis Open: Rod Laver wins, completing his 2nd grand slam. The men's singles final also featured the smallest recorded session of 3,708 due to rain.

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

1989George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

197494th US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

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

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

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

1979Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], Abington Township Pennsylvania, singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 8th

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

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)

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

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

September 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 8th

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

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

September 8th Deaths
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