On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Tracy Austin becomes youngest US champion (16 years, 9 months); beats Chris Evert 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPink

Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Singer Pink