On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
  • Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert retains her title; dominates Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician (Let's Get Physical), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler, born in Athens, Greece
  • Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver, born in Liberec, Czech Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), dies at 93