Historical Events on September 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 308 of 308

  • 1974 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
  • 1975 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • 1975 Gunsmoke goes off the air

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1975 KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS
  • 1975 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season
  • 1975 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • 1975 5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh
  • 1975 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • 1976 NASA launches space vehicle S-197
  • 1976 New Jersey's Meadowlands racetrack opens
  • 1976 Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray)
  • 1976 The Meadowlands Race track opens in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • 1977 Tracy Austin at age 14 years, 8 months, 20 days, becomes the youngest female to play in the US Open, beating German Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 1st round match
  • 1977 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
  • 1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

  • 1978 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v White Sox
  • 1978 Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV
  • 1978 Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
  • 1978 #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064

Film release premierFilm Premier

1978 Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

  • 1979 Debbie Boone & Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA
  • 1979 LA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask
  • 1979 Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings
  • 1980 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • 1980 Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787
  • 1980 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario with Fox unable to continue because of illness
  • 1981 Fast bowler Terry Alderman takes his 42nd wicket of the series on the last day of the 5th cricket Test vs England at The Oval; haul remains record by an Australian bowler in England; England wins series 3-1
  • 1981 Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
  • 1981 Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
  • 1981 RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
  • 1981 Northern Ireland’s first religiously integrated secondary school opens
  • 1981 Mike Brearley's last day as England cricket captain in 6th Test draw v Australia at The Oval; maintains his unbeaten record at home as England's 3-1 series win confirmed
  • 1982 Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • 1982 Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • 1982 Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • 1982 Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • 1982 The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • 1983 Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1983 WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Willie Totten (Mississippi Valley State) passes for Division I-AA record 536 yards & 9 TDs in 86-0 win v Kentucky State; Jerry Rice catches 17 passes for 294 yards & 5 TDs; breaks own Division I-AA record for total yardage in pass receptions

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 1984 Middlesex beats Kent off the last ball of the Nat West Trophy cricket final in London; John Emburey hits Kent seamer Richard Ellison to square leg for 4 for the winning runs
  • 1985 Bill Elliott claims a $1 million bonus for winning 3 of the 4 crown jewel races on the NASCAR schedule: the Daytona 500, Winston 500 and Southern 500
  • 1985 Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes the oldest road race elite world champion at 38 years, 8 months, 29 days; beats Greg Lamonde & Marino Argentin in Giavera del Montello
  • 1985 US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland
  • 1986 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Music releaseAlbum Release

1986 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 15 year old American tennis player Michael Chang becomes youngest man to win a match at the US Open when he beats Australian Paul McNamee in 4 sets in the opening round

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 1987 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium
  • 1988 Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Chris Evert becomes the first player ever to win 100 matches in the US National/Open Tennis Championship by beating Patricia Tarabinia 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1989 "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances
  • 1989 Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation

Film release premierFilm Premier

1989 "Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1990 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 performances
  • 1990 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 performances
  • 1990 Toronto Argonauts beat BC Lions 68-43 at the Skydome in Toronto for the highest combined score (111) in Canadian Football League history
  • 1991 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
  • 1992 NYC police commisioner Brown resigns
  • 1992 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
  • 1992 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • 1993 Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1994 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • 1995 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • 1995 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1996 Vinny Testaverde completes 19 from 33 for 254 yards as the Baltimore Ravens beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 in their NFL debut at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore
  • 1996 The Carolina Panthers outgun the Atlanta Falcons 29-6 in their first regular season NFL game at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1997 "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater
  • 1997 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • 1997 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Two-time defending US Open champion Pete Sampras has his 17-match winning streak, the 4th-longest of the Open Era in men’s singles, snapped in a 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 loss to Petr Korda of Czech Republic

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1998 American harness trainer/driver Dave Palone wins his 6,000th race, driving Oompa’s Terminator to victory at The Meadows Racetrack in Pennsylvania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Ex-Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux is approved as new owner of the struggling franchise; Penguins become first club in pro sports history to be owned by a former member of the team

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1999 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion
  • 2001 Australian Rugby Union team gives all-conquering captain John Eales perfect send off in his final international with a famous last minute, 29-26 win over New Zealand in Sydney; Wallabies retain Tri Nations Series
  • 2001 Jockey Tim Moccasin caps a streak of 14 consecutive victories, a North American record, at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, Canada aboard Intricate Stitch in the 5th race

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001 Facing 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis begins as armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia
  • 2004 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Sexual assault charge against LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is dropped by the Eagle County District Attorney's offices in Colorado after the victim decides not to participate

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2005 Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West win

Singer Kelly Clarkson
Singer
Kelly Clarkson
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • 2006 The United States men's basketball team is upset at the World Basketball Championships in Saitama, Japan, as the hot-shooting Greece pulls off a 101-95 semi final victory
  • 2006 Luxembourg becomes the 1st country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell
  • 2007 Clay Buchholz becomes first Boston Red Sox rookie to pitch a no-hitter. In just his second MLB appearance; beats Baltimore Orioles 10-0 at Fenway Park
  • 2007 Tyson Gay helps US win the men's 4 x 100m relay at the world track & field championships in Osaka, Japan to join Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene as the only men to win 3 gold medals at one world meet
  • 2007 In one of the biggest upsets in college football history, 109,218 fans see Appalachian State's Corey Lynch block a Jason Gingell 37-yard field goal attempt with 6 seconds remaining to inspire an epic 34-32 win v Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • 2010 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion
  • 2012 Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
  • 2012 US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
  • 2012 Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • 2012 Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • 2013 Gareth Bale transfers from Tottenham Hotspur FC to Real Madrid for an estimated world record fee of £85.3 million (€100 million)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have had an abortion, in a letter released by the Vatican

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • 2015 Google changes its logo, biggest redesign since 1999
  • 2015 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary closes Keleti Railway Station in Budapest to try and stop migrants travelling
  • 2015 India scores their first Test cricket series victory in Sri Lanka since 1993 winning 3rd Test in Colombo by 117 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin (4) & Ishant Sharma (3) combine for 7 Sri Lankan 2nd innings wickets
  • 2017 Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Memorial service for Senator John McCain at Washington National Cathedral with his daughter Meghan McCain, Barack Obama and George W. Bush speaking

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service

Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 2018 Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen sets fastest qualifying time of 1:19.119 during Q3 of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Autodrome Nazionale Monza