On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1940

Historical Events

  • 28 German aircraft shot down above England

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Donald McNeill beats fellow American Bobby Riggs 4-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 for his second major singles title

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-3 for her third US singles title

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
1940 Highlights

About September 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo