On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an uprising in the Iranian army

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
  • Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis, Flushing Meadows, NY: Chris Evert wins her 4th straight US singles title; beats fellow American Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4; first time event played on hard courts

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball pitcher, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player, born in San Francisco, Argentina
  • Shane Battier, American basketball player, born in Birmingham, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • Jack L Warner [Jacob Warner], Canadian-American film executive and president of the Warner Bros. Studios, dies at 86