What Happened on September 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0

Sport awardTennis Open

98th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Pam Shriver (7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Jhane Landwier, Miss Bonaire Universe (1997)
  • Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player
  • Shane Battier, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)