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September 1

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Sarah Michelle Gellar  

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and actor Freddie Prinze, Jr., are married.
(photo credit: Inkworks)

1995 Opening ceremonies for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame take place in Cleveland, OH.
1989 major league baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti dies of a heart attack at age 51.
1983 A Soviet fighter plane downs a KAL Boeing 747 jumbo jet that veered 100 miles into Soviet airspace, killing all 269 people aboard.
1975 The NBC television network broadcasts its last Monday Night Baseball game as the Montreal Expos defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5.
1972 Bobby Fischer of the USA defeats Boris Spassky of the USSR at the international chess championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.
1972 The O'Jays receive the first of their eventual six gold records, this one for the hit Back Stabbers.
1969 Moammar Gadhafi stages a succesful coup to become leader of Libya.
1939 Nazi troops invade Poland, beginning WWII.
1923 Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, are rocked by an earthquake, killing over 50,000 people.
1905 Alberta and Saskatchewan become Canadian provinces.
1897 Subway service begins in Boston.
1807   Former US Vice President Aaron Burr is found innocent of treason.

Born today:

1975  Scott Speedman - actor

1961  Dee Dee Myers - former White House Press Secretary

1957  Gloria Estefan - singer

1947  Ed Podolak - football running back

1946  Greg Errico - drummer (Sly and The Family Stone)

1946  Barry Gibb - guitarist, singer (The Bee Gees)

1940  Dave White - singer (Danny and the Juniors)

1939  Lily Tomlin - comedienne, actress

1937  Ron O'Neal - actor

1937  Don Stroud - actor

1933  Conway Twitty - country singer

1931  Boxcar Willie - singer

1928  George Maharis - actor

1923  Rocky Marciano - boxer (undefeated in pro career)

1922  Yvonne De Carlo (Universal Studios)  

Yvonne de Carlo - actress (The Munsters, The Ten Commandments)
(photo credit: Universal Studios)

1922  Vittorio Gassman - actor

1920  Richard Farnsworth - actor

1875  Edgar Rice Burroughs - author


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