Historical Events on September 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC

Sport awardTennis Open

116th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (6-1, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

116th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win
  • Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
  • Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo