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World Suicide Prevention Day
(Observed annually on 9/10 in conjunction with the International Association for Suicide Prevention)
United Nations Mental Health International Association for Suicide Prevention
Sports Figures
1895 George Kelly (San Francisco-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1929 Arnold Palmer (Pennsylvania-born member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Arnold Palmer Golf
1934 Roger Maris (Minnesota-born Professional Baseball Player Who Broke Babe Ruth's Record for Homeruns in a Season) Roger Maris Baseball
1940 Junious "Buck" Buchanan (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1948 Bob Lanier (New York-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1960 Barefoot Ethiopian Runner, Abebe Bikila, Is the First Black African to Win Olympic Gold Ehtiopian Sports Figures 1960 Summer Olympics Historic Firsts South African History New York Times
1972 Soviet Union Basketball Team Defeats the U.S. 51-50 for the Olympic Gold Medal Soviet Union Basketball 1972 Summer Olympic Games Historic Firsts The Cold War New York Times
1974 Lou Brock Steals a Record 105th Base of the Season Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures St. Louis Magazine
1988 Steffi Graf Wins the U.S. Open to Achieve Tennis' First Grand Slam Since 1970 German Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame New York Times

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