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 This day in History - September 1
435 Historic Events for September 1
1982

Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH

Event
1982

Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," premieres in London

Event
1982

Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks

Event
1982

Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon

Event
1982

Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76

Death
1983

Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia and is shot down by a Soviet jet

Event
1983

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1983

Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for S Africa), dies

Death
1983

WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY

Event
1983

Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71

Death
1984

Howland Chamberlin, actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73

Death
1985

Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion

Event
1985

US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland

Event
1986

Murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63

Death
1986

Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Event
1986

Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Event
1986

Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

Event
1986

Texas Rangers O McDowell and Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Event
1986

H Debehogne discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla

Birth
1987

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

Event
1987

Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium

Event
1988

Leonor Sullivan, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86

Death
1988

Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good," premieres in London

Event
1989

A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51

Death
1989

Princess Anne and Mark Phillips announce their separation

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