Historical Events on September 1 (Part 2)

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  • 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)
  • 1977 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
  • 1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1978 Cleveland Indians' Sammy Stewart tosses 7 consecutive strikeouts (vs Balt)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1980 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1985 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion
  • 1985 US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland
  • 1986 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 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
  • 1986 Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

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
  • 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 Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)
  • 1990 Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43
  • 1991 Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • 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 Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis
  • 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 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
  • 1997 "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater
  • 1997 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • 1997 Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic
  • 1997 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
  • 1999 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion
  • 2004 The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when 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 charges against LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant are dismissed after accuser unwilling to testify

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
Kelly Clarkson
Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • 2006 Luxembourg becomes the 1st country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting

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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
  • 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 is transferred to Real Madrid for a sum of €100.8 million, a new record for a transfer fee

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

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
  • 2017 Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta