On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win
  • Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras retains his title; beats fellow American Michael Chang 6-1, 6-4, 7-6

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Famous Birthdays

  • Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress (Bakekang), born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Eyre de Lanaux, designer artist/writer, dies at 102