Historical Events on September 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win

Sport awardTennis Open

99th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardTennis Open

99th Women's U.S. Open: Tracy Austin beats Chris Evert (6-4, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion