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: Chris Evert wins her 4th consecutive US title, beats fellow American Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player
  • Shane Battier, American basketball player

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