On This Day

What Happened on September 2

Important Events

Sep 2 in Film & TV

  • 1931 Bing Crosby makes his solo radio debut
  • 1949 "The Third Man", directed by Carol Reed, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Orson Welles, is released in the United Kingdom (Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1950)

Sep 2 in Music

Sep 2 in Sport

  • 1965 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963

Did You Know?

The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.

On September 2, 1969

Would You Believe?

"A Trip To The Moon", the first sci-fi film, released

On September 2, 1902

Famous Weddings

  • 1824 US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant
  • 1908 Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England
  • 1922 "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Berrien "Red" Upshaw; divoce in 1924

Famous Divorces

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