On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • After blowing an 11-run lead to Kansas City, Scott Hatteberg's bottom of the 9th walk off HR gives Oakland a historic MLB victory, 12-11; A's set AL record 20 game winning streak
  • Argentina pulls off one of the biggest upsets in basketball history, beating the US, 87-80 in 2nd round of the World Championships; 1st US loss in 59 games since sending NBA players to international competition in 1992

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Before a U.S. Congressional panel, Doris Roberts testifies that age discrimination is prevalent in Hollywood

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts

Famous Deaths

  • Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist, dies at 98