On Sept. 13, 1959, Elvis Presley first met his future wife, 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, while stationed in West Germany with the U.S. Army. (They married in 1967 but divorced in 1973.)
In 1970, the first New York City Marathon was held; winner Gary Muhrcke finished the run, which took place entirely inside Central Park, in 2:31:38.
In 1990, the combination police-courtroom drama “Law & Order” premiered.
In 1993, at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
In 1998, former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace died in Montgomery at age 79.
In 2010, Rafael Nadal won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.