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Today in sports history: Sept. 12

Today in sports history: Sept. 12

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In 2011, Novak Djokovic holds on to beat defending champion Rafael Nadal to win his first U.S. Open championship. See more sports moments from this date:

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In 1977, Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs to lead the New York Yankees to the World Series championship over Los Angeles in six…

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In 2011, Republican presidential candidates laced into each other in a debate; Mitt Romney emerged as still the person to beat, and more event…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Angela Lansbury, Bob Weir, Flea, John Mayer, Naomi Osaka, Sue Bird,…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Jay Pharoah, Justin Hayward, Lori Petty, Natalie Maines, Ralph Laur…

In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and more events that happened on this day in history.

The Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile …

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In 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value, in what came to be known a…

In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.S. motion pictu…

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