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 This day in History - September 2
317 Historic Events for September 2
1978

John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston

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1978

Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man

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1978

Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years

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1978

Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)

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1978

George Harrison marries Olivia

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1979

79th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara

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1979

"I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 perfs

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1979

Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90

Death
1980

Ashley Witmer, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1980

John Arlott calls his last game, England v Australia at Lord's

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1980

William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70

Death
1981

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1981

Katie Teft, Grand Rapids Mich, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1982

Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down

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1982

Jay Novello, actor (Harum Scarum, Rebel Breed), dies of cancer at 78

Death
1982

Tom Bakker, actor (Golden Voyage of Sinbad), dies of a drug OD at 42

Death
1983

Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM

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1984

"Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances

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1985

Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

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1985

Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000

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1985

Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64

Death
1986

Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi

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1987

Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

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1987

Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season

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1987

Philips introduces CD-video

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