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Notable Historical Events for September 8th

1973Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

1999"American Beauty", starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles

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

1989George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

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

1985Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

1504Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

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

1522Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

1994MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

September 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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