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 This day in History - September 2
317 Historic Events for September 2
1969

Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season

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1970

Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64

Death
1970

1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)

Event
1970

Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63

Death
1971

Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)

Birth
1971

Shauna Sand, San Diego Calif, actress (Renegade)

Birth
1971

NY's Electric Circus Club goes out of business

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1971

Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer

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1971

Rich Aurilia, Brooklyn NY, infielder (SF Giants)

Birth
1971

Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

Event
1972

Chic White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0

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1972

Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec)

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1972

Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)

Event
1972

James Willis, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1972

Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star

Birth
1972

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1973

Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbitt), dies of ulcer at 81

Death
1973

Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers

Event
1973

Netherlands wins hockey world's championship

Event
1973

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic

Event
1974

Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1974

Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)

Birth
1974

Prest Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

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1974

Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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