On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Brazil's Supreme Court rules Marvel comic depicting two men kissing can be sold after mayor of Rio de Janeiro trys to ban it
  • Cargo ship Golden Ray catches fire and capsizes in St Simons Sound, off coast of Georgia, trapping four crew inside
  • Estimated 1 million attend a mass held by Pope Francis near Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo, Japan, with winds of up to 210km/h (130mph)
  • US Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal defeats Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win his 19th Grand Slam singles title, and 4th US crown