What Happened on September 13, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 118th Men's U.S. Open: Patrick Rafter beats Mark Philippoussis (6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

118th Women's U.S. Open: Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis (6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 50th Emmy Awards: The Practice, Frasier, Andre Braugher & Christine Lahti win

Famous Weddings

  • "Spice Girls" pop singer Melanie Brown (23) weds Jimmy Gulzar in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, dies of septic shock at 79

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)