On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1996

Historical Events

  • 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win

Music releaseTheatrical Finale

August Wilson's drama "Seven Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 188 performances

Playwright August Wilson
Playwright
August Wilson

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
1996 Highlights

About September 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo