On This Day

September 8, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Billy Martin named manager of the Texas Rangers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Court wins her 24th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7-6, 5-7, 6-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2020)
  • Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr