On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Rookie quarterback David Carr throws for 2 TDs as the Houston Texans beat Dallas Cowboys 19-10 to become only the 2nd expansion team (1961 Minnesota Vikings) to win their inaugural game
  • Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins 14th and final Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Famous Birthdays

  • Gaten Matarazzo, American actor (Stranger Things), born in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996), dies at 33