What Happened on September 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy

Sport awardTennis Open

108th Men's U.S. Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4) in the longest final in the Open's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world

Famous Deaths

  • George Alpert, railroad executive, dies at 90
  • John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77