On This Day

Historical Events on September 8 (Part 2)

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Sport awardTennis Open

2001 US Open Women's Tennis: Venus Williams successfully defends title; beats younger sister Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Music releaseMusic Single

2001 Kylie Minogue releases her single "I Just Can't Get You Out of My Head", the biggest of her career

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • 2002 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
  • 2002 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

2002 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
  • 2004 The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
  • 2005 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • 2007 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-1, 6-3; Henin wins event without losing a set
  • 2008 Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

2008 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Scotsman Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 for his 5th consecutive US title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2010 Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues
  • 2011 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • 2012 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2012 8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania
  • 2013 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • 2013 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania

  • 2013 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2013 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7, 6-1
  • 2014 US Open Men's Tennis: Marin Čilić of Croatia wins his maiden grand slam title; beats Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church

  • 2016 Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed
  • 2016 NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka first Japanese female to win a Grand Slam singles final; beats Serena Williams in controversial match 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2018 Egypt sentences over 700 people, including 75 death sentences for 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square
  • 2018 Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from late imperial period from theatre in Como, Italy
  • 2018 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma"
  • 2019 Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo, Japan, with winds of up to 210km/h (130mph)
  • 2019 Estimated 1 million attend a mass held by Pope Francis near Antananarivo, Madagascar

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

2019 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

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 2019 Cargo ship Golden Ray catches fire and capsizes in St Simons Sound, off coast of Georgia, trapping four crew inside
  • 2019 Brazil's Supreme Court rules Marvel comic depicting two men kissing can be sold after mayor of Rio de Janeiro trys to ban it