1927

Sep 8, A woman arrived in SF from China and claimed to be Gen. Chiang Kai-shek’s wife. Gen. Chiang Kai-shek however declared that he had divorced his legal wife in 1921 and freed 2 concubines this year.

1979

Sep 8, Jean Seberg (b.1939), actress (Breathless, Airport), committed suicide at 40.

1986

Sep 8, Oprah Winfrey began her syndicated TV talk show.

1990

Sep 8, Gabriela Sabatini won the US Open Women’s Championship and her first grand slam title as she defeated Steffi Graf.

1990

Sep 8, Marjorie Judith Vincent of Illinois was crowned Miss America.

1998

Sep 8, In Fayetteville, North Carolina 2 women’s clinics that performed abortions were attacked with firebombs.

2001

Sep 8, Venus Williams won her second consecutive U.S. Open title by beating her sister Serena 6-2, 6-4 in the first prime-time women’s Grand Slam final.
2001

Sep 8, In Indonesia Pres. Megawati Sukarnoputri visited Banda Aceh and apologized for past government mistakes. She urged residents to welcome new laws granting the region its own legal system and a greater share of the oil income.

2009

Sep 8, In Connecticut Annie Le (24), a California graduate student at Yale, disappeared after entering a laboratory building. She was due to be married on Sep 13. On Sep 13, police found her body stuffed behind a wall in the high-security laboratory building where she worked. On June 3, 2011, Raymond Clark III was sentenced to 44 years in prison for the murder.

 

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