On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
  • Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Billie Jean King wins her 4th and final US singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio McDyess, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 2001; Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons), born in Quitman, Mississippi
  • Mario Frick, Liechtenstein soccer striker, manager (125 caps; FC Vaduz), born in Chur, Switzerland