Historical Events on September 8 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 227 of 227

  • 1996 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Sport awardTennis Open

1996 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
  • 1999 US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

  • 2002 Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay
  • 2002 122nd Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

2002 122nd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (6-4, 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2004 The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
  • 2005 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • 2008 Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states

Sport awardTennis Open

2008 128th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-2, 7-5, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2008 128th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Jelena Jankovic (6-4, 7-5)
  • 2010 Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues
  • 2011 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • 2012 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2012 8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania
  • 2013 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • 2013 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • 2013 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2013 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix
  • 2014 134th Men's U.S. Open: Marin Cilic beats Kei Nishikori (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 2014 134th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki (6-3, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • 2015 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • 2016 Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed
  • 2016 NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid