Sept. 8, 1996: Rip Torn, Aggie class of 1952, won an Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy series. He received his award for his role as Arthur on the HBO series The Larry Sanders Show.
Sept. 8, 1901: Marion Thomas Harrington, class of 1922, was born. He was the 13th president of A&M, the first former student to serve as president. Harrington was president twice: from June 1950 to September 1953 and September 1957 to July 1959. He was also the first former student to serve as chancellor of the university system, from September 1953 to August 1965.
Sept. 8, 1905: Henry H. Harrington was appointed as A&M's seventh president. He was the son-in-law of A&M President Lawrence Sullivan Ross. Harrington resigned Aug. 7, 1908.
Sept. 8, 1977: Jason Webster, class of 1999, was born. He was a first-team All-American defensive back his senior year. He was inducted in the Texas A&M Letterman Association Hall of Fame in 2012.
Webster was a second-round NFL draft pick in 2000 for the San Francisco 49ers. He played in the NFL from 2000 to 2008 for the 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.
Sept. 8, 2012: The Aggie football team played its first game in the Southeastern Conference, losing 20-17 to No. 24 Florida at Kyle Field. It was the A&M debut for quarterback Johnny Manziel, who would lead the Aggies to an 11-2 record, and become the first redshirt freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.