Posted: Sep 8, 2013 7:41 AM
Updated: Sep 8, 2013 7:41 AM
1940 Donald McNeil beats Bobby Riggs after losing the first two sets to capture the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title. Alice Marble wins her third straight title with a two-set triumph over Helen Jacobs.
1956 Australia's Ken Rosewall wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title with a four-set victory over Lewis Hoad. Shirley Fry beats Althea Gibson 6-3, 6-4 for the women's title.
1968 Arthur Ashe wins the U.S. Open by beating Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Ashe is the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament.
1974 Jimmy Connors romps to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ken Rosewall to win the U.S. Open.
1978 Chris Evert beats 16-year-old Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4 to win her fourth straight U.S. Open.
1979 In an all-New Yorker U.S. Open men's final, John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Tracy Austin, at 16 years, 8 months and 28 days, becomes the youngest U.S. Open women's singles champion, ending Chris Evert's 31-match win streak at the Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win.
1984 John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to win his fourth U.S. Open.
1989 Steffi Graf wins her third major tournament of the year, beating the heat and Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the U.S. Open final.
1990 Pete Sampras, at 19 years, 28 days, becomes the youngest U.S. Open men's singles champion, defeating Andre Agassi, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.
1992 Robin Yount becomes the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
1995 Steffi Graf halts Monica Seles' remarkable comeback by winning the U.S. Open 7-6 (8-6), 0-6, 6-3. It's the fourth U.S. Open championship for Graf.
2000 Yale becomes the first school to win 800 games as Rashad Bartholomew scores three touchdowns and rushes for 201 yards in a 42-6 victory over Dayton.
2000 Venus Williams wins her first U.S. Open singles title, defeating Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 7-5.
2001 Lleyton Hewitt beats four-time champion Pete Sampras, 7-6, 6-1, 6-1, for the U.S. Open men's title. At 20 years, 6 months, 13 days, Hewitt becomes the second-youngest men's champion of the Open Era.
2006 Third-seeded Maria Sharapova beats No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open women's final. A month shy of her 50th birthday, Martina Navratilova closes out her competitive career in fitting fashion: a mixed doubles championship for her 59th Grand Slam title.
2006 Top-ranked Ohio State tightens its hold on the No. 1 spot after beating the No. 2 ranked and defending champion Longhorns 24-7 in Austin, Texas.
2007 Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 to win his fourth straight U.S. Open championship and 12th career Grand Slam title. Federer becomes the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win the American Grand Slam four years running.
2007 Asafa Powell sets another world record in the 100 meters, winning a heat at the Rieti Grand Prix in 9.74 seconds. The world's fastest man improves his record by 0.03 seconds, having run 9.77 three times.
2012 Shannon Eastin makes NFL history. Eastin is the line judge in the St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game, making her the first woman to be an official in a regular-season game. She is among the replacement officials hired by the league while the regular officials are locked out.
2012 Serena Williams, two points from defeat, suddenly regains her composure and her game, coming back to win the last four games and beat No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 for her fourth U.S. Open championship and 15th Grand Slam title overall.
2012 Denver's Peyton Manning is 19 of 26 for 253 yards and two touchdown passes in Denver's 31-19 win over Pittsburgh. Manning, coming off four neck surgeries, becomes the third QB in NFL history to reach 400 TD passes.
2012 New England's Tom Brady becomes the 14th player with 40,000 yards passing in his career during 34-14 win over Tennessee.