On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

OTD September 2 - Jimmy Connors
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1952: Jimmy Connors, a former world No. 1 tennis player, is born in East St. Louis, Illinois. Connors, whose career ran from 1972 to 1996, won eight Grand Slam singles titles (five U.S. Opens, two Wimbledons and one Australian Open) and two Grand Slam doubles titles (at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon). He's seen here in 1978 during a tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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