(Monday, September 9, 2002, 4:30 p.m. PDT) — Former Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was confronted outside the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, today by conspiracy theorist Bart Sibrel, who demanded that Aldrin swear on a Bible that he’d actually been to the moon. Aldrin ended up punching Sibrel in the jaw.
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(Saturday, September 9, 1972) — At the Munich Olympics, the U.S. Olympic basketball team lost to the Soviets, 51-50, in a gold-medal match marked by controversy because officials ordered the final three seconds of the game replayed, enabling the Soviets to win. The U.S. protested, to no avail.
It was the first time the United States did not win a gold medal since the sport’s inception into the Olympic Games in 1936.
(Saturday, September 9, 1972, 12:30 p.m. EDT) — Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, an animated television series created, produced, and hosted (in live action bookends) by comedian Bill Cosby, based on Cosby’s remembrances of his childhood gang, debuted today on CBS-TV.