Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 3rd

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590*St. Gregory the Great was consecrated the 64th Catholic pope, ruling 14 years. Gregory's administration took responsibility for converting the Anglo-Saxon tribes in England, chiefly through the work of St. Augustine of Canterbury.Ref: 69
604*Sabinian is elected pope.Ref: 69
1189*After the death of Henry II, Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) is crowned king of England by Baldwin in Westminster at age 32.Ref: 2
1752*This day never happened nor the next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the govt stole 11 days of their lives.Ref: 5
1783*The United States and Great Britain sign the definitive peace treaty, The Treaty of Paris, in Paris, formally ending the American Revolution. The treaty bears the signatures of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Jay. News of the ratification reached Virginia on February 3, 1784. (XDG, p 4A, 9/3/2000)Ref: 83
1826*USS Vincennes leaves NY to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe.Ref: 5
1833*The first successful one-cent (or penny) newspaper was published. Benjamin H. Day issued the first copy of The NY Sun. By 1826, the paper had the largest circulation in the country: 30,000. Wouldn’t he be surprised at how successful a paper can be selling at a buck instead of a penny!Ref: 4
1838*Frederick Douglass, a black man, boarded a train in the slave state of Maryland, dressed as a sailor with borrowed ID papers. He rode the train to Wilmington, Delaware. There he caught a steamboat to Philadelphia. Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, was a free city. There he transferred to a train that took him to NY City -- also a free city. It was in NY that he was helped by the underground railway network to freedom.Ref: 4
1849*Calif State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey.Ref: 5
1852*Anti Jewish riots break out in Stockholm.Ref: 5
1861*Colonel Dan Sickles is promoted to brigadier general of the US Volunteers. Ref 
1865*Army commander in SC orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land.Ref: 5
1872*Louisville, Kentucky was the meeting place of US Democrats. Their national convention convened and nominated Charles O’Connor for President of the United States. He was the first Catholic to be nominated by his party for the office of President. O’Connor declined the nomination.Ref: 4
1886*Apache Geronimo surrenders to U.S. forces in Arizona ending American Indian Wars.Ref: 10
1891*Cottonpickers organize union & stage strike in Texas.Ref: 5
1891*John Stephens Durham, named minister to Haiti.Ref: 5
1900*British annex Natal (South Africa).Ref: 5
1912*World's 1st cannery opens in England to supply food to the navy.Ref: 5
1914*Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV.Ref: 69
1918*The United States recognizes the nation of Czechoslovakia.Ref: 5
1919*President Wilson sets off on a cross-country tour to appeal directly to the American public regarding US inclusion in the League of Nations. (Braeman, John, "Wilson", 1972, ISBN 0-13-960260-7) 
1929*The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17. It was the peak of the bull market of the 1920s.Ref: 4
1934*Tunisia began its move for independence.Ref: 5
1934 In London, Evangeline Cory Booth, 69, the seventh child of founder William Booth (1829-1912), became the fourth elected commander and the first woman general of the Salvation Army.Ref: 5
1941*With PM Winston Churchill's endorsement, the British Chiefs of Staff agree to begin development of an atomic bomb.Ref: 91
1946*Founder Sidney N. Correll established United World Mission. This interdenominational agency focuses on evangelism, church planting and Christian education in 13 world countries.Ref: 5
1954*Pope Pius X canonized a saint.Ref: 5
1957*Nine Black teenagers rebuffed by angry mob in attempt to integrate Central High in Little Rock.Ref: 10
1964*Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B Johnson.Ref: 5
1967*Motorists in Sweden began driving on the right rather than the left. (XDG, p 4A, 9/02/2003)Ref: 83
1967*Nguyen Van Thieu (nwen van too) was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution.Ref: 5
1971*Qatar regains complete independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1971*The Watergate burglars break into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office.Ref: 5
1978*Pope John Paul I was officially installed as the 264th supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic ChurchRef: 70
1984*28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery.Ref: 5
1985*Microsoft announces that it has selected the Republic of Ireland as the site of its first production facility outside the U.S. 
1986*Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler of the Netherlands agreed to merge, forming the world’s largest accounting firm.Ref: 4
1991*President Bush returned to Washington from his Maine vacation home to prepare for his summit in Finland with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.Ref: 6
1993*The US Labor Department reports the nation's unemployment edged down to a two year low of 6.7% the previous month. (XDG, p 4A, 9/03/2003)Ref: 83
1994*China and Russia proclaimed an end to any lingering hostilities, pledging they would no longer target nuclear missiles or use force against each other.Ref: 70
1996*Testing Serb will, the United Nations reopened a route to Sarajevo and threatened more air attacks if the rebel stranglehold of the Bosnian capital didn't end.Ref: 6
1997*Arizona Gov. Fife Symington was convicted of lying to get millions in loans to shore up his collapsing real estate empire. His conviction was overturned in 1999.Ref: 70
1998*President Clinton visited Omagh, Northern Ireland where he walked down the street where a car bombing had claimed 29 lives, and offered his condolences to families of the victims. (XDG, p 4A, 9/03/2003)Ref: 83
2000*A French judge closed a two-year inquiry into the car crash that killed Princess Diana, dismissing all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist, and concluding the accident was caused by an inebriated driver.Ref: 6
2001 Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon raises $56.8M. (USA Today, p 1D, 9/03/2002) (Verify Labor Day Date for 2001)Ref: 13
2001*Movie critic Pauline Kael died at age 82.Ref: 70
2002*Defense Secretary Donald H Rumsfeld said the Bush administration had secret information supporting its claims that Saddam Hussein was close to developing nuclear weapons. (XDG, p 4A, 9/03/2003)Ref: 83
2002*The US Senate opened debate on legislation creating a new Homeland Security Department. (XDG, p 4A, 9/03/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(Mutual Funds) New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer charges illegal mutual fund trading by a hedge fund, Canary Capital. Named, but not charged in his complaint are Bank of America's Nations Funds, Bank One Corp, Janus Capital and Strong Capital. (WSJ, p C1, 10/29/2003)Ref: 33
2003*(Hurricane Isabel) Isabel forms as a tropical wave off the western coast of Africa. (USA Today, p 2A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 13
1908*Lt Frank P Lahm becomes the Wright Brothers first military airplane passenger, at Ft Myer VA.Ref: 46
1940*High resolution color television first demonstrated over station W2XAB, CBS, New York.Ref: 5
1976*The unmanned US spacecraft "Viking Two" landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface. (Viking 1 landed on Mars on July 20th.)Ref: 70
1978*Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29.Ref: 5
1985*20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth.Ref: 5
2000*NASA temporarily grounded its space shuttle fleet after inspections had uncovered damaged wires that could endanger a mission.Ref: 6
1260*Mamelukes under Sultan Qutuz defeat Mongols and Crusaders at Ain Jalut.Ref: 2
1346*Edward III of England begins the siege of Calais, along the coast of France.Ref: 2
1650*The English under Cromwell defeat a superior Scottish army under David Leslie at the Battle of Dunbar.Ref: 2
1651*Battle of Worcester Scottish Royalists under Charles II defeated by Cromwell's Commonwealth.Ref: 10
1697*King William's War ends; French and English forces neither win nor lose.Ref: 10
1777*The American flag (stars & stripes), approved by Congress on June 14th, is carried into battle Cooch's Bridge, MD for the first time by a force under General William Maxwell.Ref: 2
1855*General William Harney defeats Little Thunder's Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water, in Nebraska.Ref: 2
1861*Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality.Ref: 5
1914*The French capital is moved from Paris to Bordeaux as the Battle of the Marne begins.A fanatically selfless sense of duty drove nurse Edith Cavell to harbor Allied soldiers behind German lines.Ref: 2
1916*Allies turned back Germans in WW I's Battle of Verdun.Ref: 5
1917*Riga captured by Germans.Ref: 38
1939*Britain’s Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announced the declaration of war against Germany at 11:15 a.m. The British ultimatum to halt the German invasion of Poland had expired at 11:00 a.m. (GMT). France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada.Ref: 5
1939*The British passenger ship Athenia is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic, with 30 Americans among those killed. American Secretary of State Cordell Hull warns Americans to avoid travel to Europe unless absolutely necessary.Captain Johnnie Walker was the Royal Navy's most effective weapon against the German U-boat menace.Ref: 2
1940*US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease.Ref: 5
1940*Hitler plans Operation Sealion (the invasion of Britain).Ref: 36
1941*The first experimental use of Zyklon-B in the gas chambers is tried at Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1941*British Major General Grasett proposes to the British Imperial Chief of Staff and war office Chief of Staff that the Hong Kong garrison be strengthened by two battalions from Canada. 
1943*During World War II, the British Eighth Army invade Italy landing at Calabria. The same day Italy signed a secret armistice with the allies. The 8th British Army begins an assault on Italy, from Sicily across the Strait of Messina. The 1st Canadian Division lands at Reggio Calabria at the toe of Italy. The 5th United States Army lands in Italy in the Gulf of Salerno. (XDG, p 4A, 9/3/2000)Ref: 83
1944*Belgium is liberated. 
1944*The U.S. Seventh Army captures Lyons, France.Ref: 2
1944*Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium. 
1945*General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Baguio.Ref: 2
1894*Taking over for the fired manager Ned Hanlon, Connie Mack leads the Pirates to 22-1 rout of his former team, the Washington Senators.Ref: 1
1895*The first professional football game was played -- in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0. Since 1967, St. Vincent College in Latrobe has been the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp.Ref: 4
1903 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup.Ref: 5
1904*The St Louis Olympics close.Ref: 5
1906*Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win.Ref: 5
1917*Phillie hurler Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance in both games of doubleheader sweeping the Dodgers, 5-0 and 9-3.Ref: 1
1925 First international handball match held.Ref: 5
1932*Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US tennis title.Ref: 5
1935*Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour. Campbell drove his Bluebird Special on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah at a speed of 304.331 MPH.Ref: 4
1935 Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games.Ref: 5
1936*Red Sox hurler Wes Ferrell ends Luke Appling's White Sox club-record 27-game hitting streak.Ref: 1
1939*The first and only Yugoslavian Grand Prix was run at Kalemagdan Park in Belgrade, wins by Italian champion Tazio Nuvolari. This race was the last Grand Prix event before World War II. 
1939*Yanks beat Red Sox on a forfeit, their 4th forfeit win.Ref: 5
1941*Yankees clinch the American League flag (third straight) on the earliest date in major league history as the Bronx Bombers beat the Red Sox, 6-3.Ref: 1
1944*Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for US tennis title.Ref: 5
1947*Phila A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0.Ref: 5
1947*At Fenway Park, Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio lead the way with four hits each as the Yankees bang out a total eighteen hits, all singles, defeating the Red Sox, 11-2.Ref: 1
1957*The Braves' Warren Spahn's 8-0 blanking of the Cubs sets major league shutout record for lefties with 41.Ref: 1
1960*Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox, plays the last of 798 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1965*In preparation of their move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels.Ref: 1
1965*Jim Hickman becomes the first NY Met to hit 3 HRs in a game.Ref: 5
1966*Dodgers become the first team to draw two million fans at home and two million on the road as 18,670 Crosley Field patrons watch Los Angeles beat the their home town Reds, 8-6.Ref: 1
1968*Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 losses by 1 run.Ref: 5
1970*Cubs' outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out thus ending his National League record for consecutive games at 1,117. Steve Garvey will better the mark in 1983.Ref: 1
1973*David Pearson became the first racecar driver to earn one million dollars in career earnings. Pearson finished second in the Southern 500 stock-car race in Darlington, SC. Other drivers to make the big bucks at the time were Richard Petty, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Sr. and Mario Andretti.Ref: 4
1973*After 11 years at the helm (944-806- .539), Ralph Houk resigns as Yankee skipper. He will manage the Tigers next seasonRef: 1
1974*John Montefusco of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1974*NBA guard Oscar Robinson retires.Ref: 5
1975*Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres plays in the first of his 1207 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1975*On the final pitch of his Hall of Fame career, Cardinal great Bob Gibson gives up a grand slam to Pete LaCock; it will be LaCock's only bases-loaded homer of his career.Ref: 1
1977*Japanese superstar Sadaharu Oh hits his 756 career HR to surpass Hank Aaron as the All-time career HR leader in professional baseball. 
1978*At Dodger Stadium, Lee Mazzilli becomes the first Met in the club's 18-year history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game. The center fielder's 4-for-5 day helps New York beat the Dodgers, 8-5.Ref: 1
1981*Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game.Ref: 5
1981*The Red Sox and the Mariners play nineteen innings to a 7-7 tie. The game ends with the Mariners winning 8-7 in 20 innings when the suspended game is resumed the next day making it the longest game played in Fenway Park's history.Ref: 1
1984*Bruce Sutter of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by earning his 38th save of the season. Three hurlers had previously held the record, Clay Carroll, Rollie Fingers and Sutter, with 37 saves. The Cardinals defeated the NY Mets, 7-3.Ref: 4
1985*Garry Kasparov meets Anatoly Karpov in a world championship match. Kasparov will go on to win. temp 
1985*NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game.Ref: 5
1986*Mike Scott, Houston Astros, strikes out 4 batters in the 4th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1986*After using a record 53 players in a 14-inning affair yesterday, the Astros edge the Cubs in the 18th inning, 8-7 thanks to Billy Hatcher's home run .Ref: 1
1990*9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0.Ref: 5
1990*Bobby Thigpen sets a major league record with his 47th save as Chicago defeats the Royals, 4-2. The White Sox reliever breaks Yankee Dave Righetti's mark established in 1986.Ref: 1
1992*Erie qualifies for the New York-Penn League playoffs as the wild card entry. They beat the Hamilton Redbirds 5-2 in a one-game playoff and move into the finals where they are swept by the Geneva Cubs 6-3 and 7-4.Ref: 86
1995*The Carolina Panthers lose 23-20 in overtime to Atlanta in the team's first regular season game. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1996*Kevin Appier, Kansas City (A), strikes out 4 batters in the 4th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1998*Abmielec Saucedo files a criminal assault against boxer Mike Tyson claiming Tyson punched him in the face as Saucedo talked with another driver following the accident of Aug. 31.Ref: 98
2000*Kenny Lofton's first inning run ties a 1939 major league record set by Yankees' Red Rolfe for scoring in eighteen consecutive games. The speedy Indian outfielder, besides hitting the game-winning homer in the 13th, also steals five bases tying Cleveland's single-game record set by Alex Cole (8/1/90 & 5/3/92).Ref: 1
2001*On Labor Day, in just his 11th start, Cardinal hurler Bud Smith no-hits the Padres, 4-0. The 21-year-old becomes the 18th rookie since 1900 to throw a complete game without giving up a hit.Ref: 1
2002*Losing their 15th straight game at Shea Stadium, the Mets pass the dubious mark set by the 1911 Braves to establish a new National league record for consecutive losses at home.Ref: 1
1902*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client".Ref: 5
1939*British Prime Minister Chamberlain's War announcement interrupts a Disney Cartoon "Mickey's Gala Premiere" showing on the fledgling BBC television service. Television shuts down for the duration.Ref: 73
1940*Artie Shaw and the Gramercy Five recorded Summit Ridge Drive for Victor Records.Ref: 4
1942*Frank Sinatra bid adieu to the Tommy Dorsey Band as he started his solo singing career.Ref: 4
1946*After the War, the BBC television service resumes and an announcer says: "Well now, where were we?" They continue the Mickey cartoon from where it was interrupted in 1939.Ref: 73
1951*What was to become the longest-running TV serial (or soap opera) was seen for the first time. Search for Tomorrow debuted on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1954 The Lone Ranger was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes spanning 21 years. Many of the original ABC radio shows later became available through syndication and can still be heard on stations brave enough to air dramas in today’s radio world of talk and music.Ref: 4
1960*The Hanna-Barbera show "Lippy the Lion and Hardy-Harr-Harr" premiered.Ref: 73
1963*Reprise Records, owned by Frank Sinatra, became part of Warner Brothers Records. The ‘Chairman of the Board’ continued to record for the label.Ref: 4
1966*Gene Roddenberry screens Star Trek episodes "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before" at the 24th World Science Fiction Convention honors Gene Roddenberry less than a week before the NBC-TV premier of "Star Trek". (Ref: Engle, Joel, "Gene Roddenberry, The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek, ISBN 0-7868-6004-9, 1994) 
1967*After 17 years, What’s My Line aired for the final time on CBS-TV. The host of the show was John Daly. Panelists on the first show were: Dorothy Kilgallen, Louis Untermeyer, Dr. Richard Hoffman and New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman. Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf joined the show a short time later. Kilgallen, Cerf and Francis were the continuing regulars for fifteen years. Fred Allen, Hal Block and Steve Allen served as panelists for short stints at different times.Ref: 4
1969*A San Francisco Bar introduces bottomless dancers.Ref:77
1971*John Lennon leaves the UK for NYC, never to return.Ref: 5
1971*The Lawrence Welk Show was seen for the last time on ABC-TV. ABC felt the show attracted “too old an audience ... not good for attracting advertisers.” Syndication allowed the champagne music to continue until 1982 as a weekly favorite for millions of people. Welk charted a half-dozen tunes on the pop music charts between 1956 and 1961, including the number one song, Calcutta, in 1960.Ref: 4
1977*"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was seen for the last time on CBS-TV. 
1981*David Brinkley ended an illustrious 38-year career with NBC News this day. ABC had offered him an opportunity too good to refuse.Ref: 4
1984*Jerry Lewis smashed all previous records for charity fund-raising. A total of $32,074,566 was pledged on the annual Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.Ref: 4
1990*Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)Ref: 5
2000*The musical "Cats," longest running in Broadway history, closes after 7,485 performances.Ref: 10
2002*(Napster) Napster lays off nearly all its employees. It announces plans to liquidate its assets. (WSJ, p B1, 9/09/2003)Ref: 33
1499*Diane De Poitiers, French mistress of Henry II, is born.Ref: 70
1596*Nicolo Amati Italy, violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri), is born.Ref: 5
1653*Roger North, English lawyer, historian and biographer, is born.Ref: 70
1757*Charles X Versailles France, Duke of Prussia, is born.Ref: 5
1803*Prudence Crandall, founded school for "young ladies of colour", is born.Ref: 5
1811*John Humphrey, Noyes Vt, found Oneida Community (Perfectionists), is born.Ref: 5
1814*Mark Hopkins, American capitalist; helped build Central Pacific Railroad, is born.Ref: 70
1849*Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Louis Henri Sullivan, Boston Mass, father of modern US architecture, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Edward Albert Filene merchant, established US credit union movement, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Alain Locke famous AfricanRef: 5
1875*Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950, is born.Ref: 17
1888*Thomas Milton Rivers, American virologist; helped develop the polio vaccine, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Richard Niebuhr, theologian, is born.Ref: 2
1895*Charles Houston, American lawyer and educator, is born.Ref: 70
1899*Sir Macfarlane Burnet, Australian Nobel Prize-winning physician and virologist (1960), is born.Ref: 70
1905*Carl David Anderson NYC, physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Andrew Brewin Canada, lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Dr Loren Eiseley professor of Anthropology (Animal Secrets), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Carl Anderson, physicist and 1936 Nobel prize winner for his discovery of the positron, is born.Ref: 2
1910*Dorothy Maynor Norfolk Va, soprano (founded Harlem School of Arts), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Actor Alan (Walbridge) Ladd (Cheryl Ladd's father) is born.Ref: 68
1914*Kitty Carlisle Hart (Catherine Conn) actress: A Night at the Opera; panelist: To Tell the Truth, is born in New Orleans LA.Ref: 68
1914*Tom Glazer singer: On Top of Spaghetti [w/Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus]; composer: film score: A Face in the Crowd, is born.Ref: 4
1914*Dixie Lee Ray, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission who received the U.N. Peace Prize in 1977, is born.Ref: 2
1916*Baseball player and manager Eddie (Edward Raymond) Stanky is born.Ref: 68
1918*Helen Wagner Lubbock TX, actress (Nancy-As The World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Mort Walker cartoonist (Beetle Bailey), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Terry Wilson Calif, actor (Bill-Wagon Train), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Country singer Hank (Henry Williams) Thompson is born. (XDG, p 4A, 9/3/2000)Ref: 83
1926*Anne Jackson Penn, actress (Dirty Dingus Magee, Angel Levine), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Irene Papas actress (Anne of Thousand Days, Guns of Navarone, Z), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Hugh Sidey, news correspondent and author of John F. Kennedy, President.Ref: 2
1928*"Time" magazine contributing editor Hugh Sidey is born.Ref: 68
1929*James J. Bulger is born in Boston MA. He is being sought for his role in numerous murders committed from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s in connection with his leadership of an organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals, and other illegal activities in the Boston MA area. He has a violent temper and is known to carry a knife at all times. (August, 1999)Ref: 14
1931*Dick Motta basketball: coach: Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Mitzi Gaynor Chicago Ill, actress (South Pacific), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Richard Tyler NYC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Tompall (Tom Paul) Glaser singer: group: The Glaser Brothers: Lovin’ Her Was Easier, Just One Time, I Still Love You, Gone on the Other Hand, Through the Eyes of Love, One of These Days, California Girl, Gone Girl, Rings, Ain’t It All Worth Living; songwriter: Running Gun, Stand Beside Me, Streets of Baltimore; solo: Musical Chairs, It’ll Be Her; sang backup on El Paso, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Former TX Governor Ann Richards is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1935*Eileen Brennan LA Calif, actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Steve (Stephen) Boros baseball: Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, is born.Ref: 4
1937 Eileen Brennan is born.Ref: 10
1940*Pauline Collins London England, actress (Shirley Valentine), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Gary Jarrett hockey: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Oakland Seals, California Golden SealsRef: 4
1942*Al Jardine rocker (Beachboys-In My Room), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Valerie Perrine, the actress, is born in Galveston TX. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1943*Dave Eichelberger golf: Senior PGA Tour proRef: 4
1944*Gary Leeds musician: drums: group: The Walker Brothers: My Ship is Coming In, Make It Easy on Yourself, The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore , No Regrets, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Sherwood C "Woody" Spring Hartford Ct, Col USA/astronaut (STS 61B), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Valerie Perrine Galveston TX, actress (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), is born.Ref: 5
1945*George Biondo musician: group: Steppenwolf: Born to Be Wild, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Mike Harrison keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Donald Brewer musician: drums, songwriter: groups: Silver Bullet Band, Flint, Grand Funk Railroad: We’re an American Band, Walk like a Man, Shinin’ On, Some Kind of Wonderful, Bad Time, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Ray Easterling football: Univ. of Richmond, Atlanta Falcons, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Hans-Georg Beyer German DR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Amber Lynn actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Charlie Sheen (Carlos Irwin Estevez), NYC, actor (Wall St, Platoon), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tonja Christenson Salt Lake City Utah, playmate (November, 1991)Ref: 5
1189*Rabbi Jacob of Orleans killed in anti Jewish riot in London England.Ref: 5
1634*Sir Edward Coke England, jurist/politician (defended common law), dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1658*Oliver Cromwell, English soldier and statesman; Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland (1653-8), dies at 59.Ref: 70
1658*James I king of England (1603-25), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1667*Alonso Cano, Spanish painter, sculptor and architect, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1820*Benjamin Henry Latrobe, British-born American architect and civil engineer, dies at age 56.Ref: 70
1881*Lorenzo Delmonico restaurateur: the famous Delmonico’s in NYC; the Delmonico cut of steak is named for him; dies.Ref: 4
1883 Ivan Turgenev dies.Ref: 10
1918*5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot of 1917.Ref: 5
1925*Dirigible "Shenandoah" crashed near Caldwell Ohio, 13 die.Ref: 5
1930*Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic).Ref: 5
1948*Edvard Benes, Czech statesman, foreign minister and president in 1935, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1962*e.e. cummings (Edward Estlin Cummings), American poet, dies at age 67.Ref: 2
1967*Francis Desales Ouimet stockbroker; philanthropist; golfer, won US Open (1913), credited with establishing the popularity of golf in US; dies.Ref: 4
1969*Ho Chi Minh North Vietnamese president, dies.Ref: 5
1970*Vince Lombardi Pro Football Hall of Famer: coach: Green Bay Packers: Super Bowl I, II; “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”; dies at age 57.Ref: 4
1970*Al ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson musician: guitar, harmonica, singer: group: Canned Heat: On the Road Again, Going Up the Country, Let’s Work Together; dies.Ref: 4
1975*Chartered 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die.Ref: 5
1979*Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000.Ref: 5
1981*Alec Waugh, English novelist and travel writer, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1982*Michael Thoma actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1984*Arthur Schwartz actor, dies after a stroke at 83.Ref: 5
1984*Duncan Renaldo actor (Cisco Kid), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1985*‘Papa’ Jo (Jonathan) Jones musician: drums: the first to minimize use of bass drum, keeping time on top cymbal; piano, reeds, trumpet: played with Count Basie, Bennie Goodman sextet, led trio: LPs: The Essential Jo Jones, The Drums, The Main Man, Our Man Papa Jo; dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1989*A Cubana de Aviacion jetliner crashed after takeoff in Havana, killing all 126 aboard and 26 people on the ground. (TWA, 1990)Ref: 95
1990*Dr. David Acer, a Florida dentist, dies of AIDS after apparently infecting five people with the HIV virus. (XDG, p 4A, 9/3/2000)Ref: 83
1991*Frank Capra Academy Award-winning director: It Happened One Night [1934], Mr. Deeds Goes to Town [1936], You Can’t Take It with You [1938]; It’s a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, Pocketful of Miracles; dies at age 94.Ref: 68
1992*John van Capel oldest man in Netherlands dies. (Born April 22, 1884)Ref: 5
1994*James T. Aubrey Jr. movie/TV executive: president: MGM, CBS; dies.Ref: 5

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