What Happened on September 7, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win

Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her third US title; beats Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Famous Deaths

  • Dino Dvornik, Croatian singer (b. 1964)
  • Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
  • Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)