What Happened on September 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
  • Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his only US title and 7th & final Grand Slam event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest final in event's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Famous Deaths

  • George Alpert, railroad executive, dies at 90
  • John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), dies of cancer at 77
  • Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53