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September 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000Tuvalu is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1999Candid Camera star Allen Funt dies in Pebble Beach, California, at age 84.
 
1997Humanitarian Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack in Calcutta, India, at age 87.
 
1995France sets off an underground nuclear device in the South Pacific, ending a three-year moratorium on such tests.
 
1986Merv Griffin makes his final appearance as host of his own TV talk show.
 


1975
Gerald Ford
 An attempt on the life of US President Gerald Ford is made by Charles Manson disciple
 Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme in Sacramento, California.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 
1972The Olympic Games in Munich, Germany are marred by tragedy when PLO terrorists hold the Israeli delegation hostage; 11 Israelis are killed during the ordeal.
 
1939The US proclaims its neutrality in WWII -- a position that would last until December 7, 1941.
 
1901The first US professional baseball league is established, in Chicago.
 
188210,000 workers participate in the first US Labor Day parade, held in New York City.
 
1774  The first Continental Congress, of the future United States, convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 

Born today:

1969  Dweezil Zappa - guitarist, MTV host; son of singer-guitarist Frank Zappa

1968  Brad Wilk - rock drummer (Rage Against The Machine)

1966  Terry Ellis - R&B singer (En Vogue)

1950  Cathy Lee Guisewite - cartoonist (Cathy)

1946  Dennis Dugan - actor

1946  Freddie Mercury - singer (Queen)

1946  Buddy Miles - drummer

1946  Loudon Wainwright III - singer, actor

1945  Al Stewart - singer, guitarist

1942  Raquel Welch - actress

1939  William Devane - actor

1939  Billy Kilmer - NFL quarterback

1939  John Stewart, singer (The Kingston Trio)

1935  Carol Lawrence - singer, actress

1929  Bob Newhart - comedian, actor

1921  Jack Valenti - president of the Motion Picture Association of America

1912  John Cage - experimental music composer

1902  Darryl F. Zanuck - movie producer; co-founded 20th Century Fox

1897  A. C. Nielsen - market researcher

1638  Louis XIVKing of France

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Virgo (The Virgin)   Virgo    

(The Virgin)

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