🏆⚾Bill Giles -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1934
Names/Places: Warren's son
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies
🎵Ronnie Dove -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1935
Misc: eleven 60s hits
🏆Elaine Reynolds -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1939 N.S.
Misc: October 1959; her centerfold appears in the 1989 film "Dead Poets Society"
🏆🏁Donnie Allison -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1939
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup circuit; won 10x.
🎵Benjamin Latimore -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1939
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: aka Latimore
Group Names: Joey Dee & the Starlighters, soloist
🎭Andy Bradford -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1944
Actor, Stuntman, Director, English
Misc: a top in James Bond films
Movie Titles: Patriot Games, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Princess Bride, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, James Bond (series)
🏆⚽Bora Milutinović -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1944
Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, Yugoslav
Misc: Serbian coach who has run U.S. national team since 1991; led Americans into second round of 1994 World Cup where they lost to eventual winner Brazil, 1-0; also coached Costa Rica to second round of 1990 World Cup and Mexico to sixth place finish in 1986 World Cup.
🏆🏒Jacques Lemaire -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1945
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Quebec Aces (AHL)
🎭🎵Karen Philipp -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1945
Group Names: Sergio Mendez, Brazil '66
TV Shows: M*A*S*H (as Lt. Maggie Dish)
🏆⚾Joe Rudi -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1946
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; World Series hero in 1972
Sports Teams: Oakland A's
🎵Alfa Anderson -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1946
Group Names: Chic
Movie Titles: The Wiz
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🎭🎮Will Utay -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1947
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Dr. Rolf for nearly 25 years)
Movie Titles: Species, Ali, Dark Blue
Video Games: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
🎭🏆Susan Blakely -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1948
TV/Movie Actress, Model, German
TV Shows: Rich Man Poor Man, Towering Inferno
Movie Titles: Over the Top, The Towering Inferno, The Concorde: Airport '79, Wildflower, The Way We Were
🏆🏈John Brockington -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1948
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro; rushed 1,027 yards in 1972 helping the Green Bay Packers to win the Central Division title; in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers
🎵🎸Dennis Thompson -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1948 N.S.
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: MC5
🎵Gloria Gaynor -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1949
Names/Places: NN:Queen of Disco
Misc: AP says b. in 1943
Song Titles: I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye
🎭Julie Kavner -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1950
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1951
TV Shows: Rhoda (as Brenda Morgenstern), Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons (as Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure/Jacqueline Bouvier/Aunt Gladys Bouvier)
Movie Titles: Deconstructing Harry
✍📰Peggy Noonan -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1950
Misc: ex-Reagan speechwriter
🏆🏈Bert Jones -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1951
Misc: Baltimore Colts: NFL MVP ; Sporting News College Player of the Year : Louisiana State quarterback
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts, Los Angeles Rams
🏆🏌Mark McCumber -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1951
🎵🎸Chrissie Hynde -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1951
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer
Names/Places: b. in Akron, OH; Ray Davies' then Jim Kerr's wife
Misc: some say 1950 or '52
Group Names: The Pretenders (lead)
Song Titles: Brass in Pocket, Talk of the Town, Message of Love, Back on the Chain Gang, My City Was Gone, Middle of the Road, 2000 Miles, Time The Avenger, Show Me, Don't Get Me Wrong, Hymn To Her
Album Titles: Pretenders, Pretenders II, Learning To Crawl, Get Close
🎭Linda Kay Miller -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1953
🎵🎸Benmont Tench -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1953
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Misc: some say b. 1952 or 1954
Group Names: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
🎵Dave King -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1953
Misc: sessionist for many groups and acts such as Donna Summer
🎵🎸Ben Bossi -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1953
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Romeo Void
🎭Corbin Bernsen -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1954
Names/Places: Jeanne Cooper's son; Amanda Pays' hubby
TV Shows: L.A. Law (as Arnie Becker), Ryan's Hope, Young & The Restless, General Hospital, Psych (as Henry Spencer)
Movie Titles: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; A Whole New Ballgame
🎭Michael Emerson -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1954
TV Shows: Lost (as Ben Linus), Person of Interest (as Harold Finch)
🎵Diane Warren -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1956 N.S.
🎵Michael "M. J." Feinstein -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1956 N.S.
🎭J. Smith-Cameron -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1957
Movie Titles: Man on a Ledge, You Can Count on Me, Margaret
🎭Stewart Finlay-McLennan -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1957
TV Shows: Christy (as Dr. Neil MacNeill)
Movie Titles: National Treasure, The Last Sin Eater
🎵Margot Chapman -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1957
Group Names: The Starland Vocal Band
🎭🎮Milli Smythe -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1958
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Futurama (co-producer)
Video Games: The Simpsons (series), Futurama (series)
🎭W. Earl Brown -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1963
TV Shows: Deadwood (as Dan Dority)
Movie Titles: There's Something About Mary, Preacher, Black Mass
🏆🏈Bruce Armstrong -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1965
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl; Patriots #78 retired
Sports Teams: New England Patriots (1987-2000)
🎭Toby Jones -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1966
Movie Titles: Frost/Nixon, W, The Hunger Games, The Girl, Captain America (series), Infamous, Harry Potter (series as Dobby)
🎵Calvin Williams -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1966
✍🎭Leslie Jones -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1967 N.S.
Writer, Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters (2016), Wrongfully Accused, Trainwreck
🎭Les Brandt -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1968
Movie Titles: David and Goliath
🏆🏈Erik Williams -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1968
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro, 3x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (1991-2000), Baltimore Ravens (2001)
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🎵🎸Kyle Stevens -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1968
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Bang Tango
🎭Diane Farr -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1969 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, Producer
TV Shows: Rescue Me, LoveLine on MTV, Drew Carey Show, Numbers (as Megan Reeves)
Movie Titles: Wildlike, About Cherry
🎭🏆Angie Everhart -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1969
Actress, Producer, Model
Movie Titles: Last Action Hero, Take Me Home Tonight, Bordello of Blood, Sexual Predator
🏆⛸Rudy Galindo -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1969 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
🏆⚾Darren Bragg -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1969
🎭Monique Gabriela Curnen -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1970
TV Shows: Taken (as Becca Vlasik)
Movie Titles: Contagion, Fast and Furious, Half Nelson, The Dark Knight
🎭Tom Everett Scott -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1970
TV Shows: Southland, Philly (as Will Froman), ER (as Eric Wyczenski)
Movie Titles: An American Werewolf in Paris, Dead Man on Campus, Because I Said So, That Thing You Do!, The Love Letter
🏆Mǐn Gāo -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1970 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese
🎵Butter -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1970 N.S.
Group Names: Trailer Choir
🎵🎸Chad Sexton -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1970
Modern Rock Drummer
Group Names: 311
🏆🏈John Burke -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1971
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🏆Briana Scurry -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, American
🏆🏈Cedric Davis -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1972
🏆🏈Willy Tate -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1972
🏆⚾Jason Isringhausen -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1972
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
🎭Shannon Elizabeth -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1973
Misc: rumor has it that she has a lookalike cousin but we're not sure: Elizabeth Shannon
TV Shows: That '70s Show
Movie Titles: American Pie (series), Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, American Pie
🏆🏀Antonio McDyess -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1974
NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
🎭Blain Carson -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1976
Misc: retired from acting in 1993
TV Shows: The All New Mickey Mouse Club
🎭Oliver Hudson -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1976
Names/Places: Bill Hudson & Goldie Hawn's son
TV Shows: The Mountain (as David Carver Jr.), Rules of Engagement (as Adam Rhodes), Nashville (as Jeff Fordham), Scream Queens (as Wes Gardner)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups 2, The Breed, The Out-of-Towners
🎭Devon Sawa -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1978
Actor, Director, Canadian
Movie Titles: Slackers, Extreme Ops, Wild America, Idle Hands, Casper (voicist), Final Destination, Slackers
🎵General "G. A." Austin -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1978 N.S.
Group Names: Another Bad Creation
🎭Brock Cuchna -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1979
Misc: was born on the same date ESPN was launched
🎭J. D. Pardo -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: The Messengers, Revolution
Movie Titles: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Snitch, A Cinderella Story
🎭🎮Măŗıő Břòťħęŕŝ -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1981 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Programmer
Misc: TESTING ONLY...FAKE ENTRY
Movie Titles: Mario Brothers
Video Games: Mario Brothers
🎭Benjamin Hollingsworth -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1984 N.S.
TV Shows: Code Black (as Dr. Mario Savetti)
🎭Alyssa Diaz -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1985 N.S.
TV Shows: The Rookie, Army Wives, Zoo, Ray Donovan
Movie Titles: Red Dawn, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Shark Night 3D
Tatia Jayne Starkey -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1985
Names/Places: Zak's (Ringo's son) daughter
🎭🎮Tamara Brown -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1986
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Movie Titles: The Matrix, The Temerity of Zim
Video Games: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
🎵Wes Willis -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1986 N.S.
Singer, Musician, Christian/Contemporary Performer
Group Names: Rush of Fools
🎭Evan Rachel Wood -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1987
TV Shows: Once and Again (as Jesse Sammler), Westworld (as Dolores Abernathy)
Movie Titles: The Wrestler, Across the Universe, Thirteen, The Ides of March, The Upside of Anger, Running With Scissors, Battle for Terra, Whatever Works
🏆🏀Kevin Love -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1988 N.S.
NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers
🎭🎮Jennifer Veal -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1991 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Descendants: Wickey World, Jessie (as Nanny Agatha), Victorious
Video Games: Guild Wars (series), Kingdoms of Amalur (series)
Indio Downey -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1993
Names/Places: Deborah & Robert Jr.'s son
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🎭Taylor Gray -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1993 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Star Wars Rebels (as Ezra Bridger), Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures (as Bucket)
Movie Titles: Thunderstruck, Walt Before Mickey
Michael Alexander Iglesias -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1997
Names/Places: Miranda and Julio's son
🎭Dean-Charles Chapman -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1997 N.S.
Arts Titles: PL: Billy Elliot the Musical;
TV Shows: Game of Thrones (as Tommen Baratheon)
🎭Michelle Creber -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1999 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (as the singing voice of Sweetie Belle), The New Adventures of Peter Pan (as Wendy)
🎭Cameron Ocasio -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/7/1999 N.S.
🎭Hadley Belle Miller -- is 17 in the year 2021 and 18 in the year 2022; b.9/7/2004 N.S.
Arts Titles: PL: Peter Pan
Movie Titles: The Peanuts Movie
🎭Ian Chen -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.9/7/2006 N.S.
TV Shows: Fresh Off the Boat (as Evan Huang), Family Guy
Draco Verta -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.9/7/2010
Names/Places: Danica McKellar and Mike's son
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Raquel Blue Rooney -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.9/7/2010
Names/Places: Tiffany and Joe Don's daughter
🎭Pat Peterson -- b.9/7/????
Misc: not to be confused with Pat Petersen
⚛Thomas Erastus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1524 d.12/31/1583 (59)
👑Queen Elizabeth I Of England -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1533 J-LD d.3/24/1602 J-LD (69) or 3/24/1603 Ju-1 (69) or 4/3/1603 N.S. (48)
Names/Places: b. in Greenwich; Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn's daughter
Misc: reign 1558-1603
✍Dr. Samuel Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/18/1709 N.S. or 9/7/1709 J-LD d.12/13/1784 N.S. (75)
Author, Essayist, Poet, Lexicographer, Critic, Scholar, English
Names/Places: NN:The Great Lexicographer
Misc: the first English Language Dictionary in 1755
⚖Thomas Andrews Hendricks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1819 N.S. d.11/25/1885 N.S. (66)
Misc: 21st U.S. Vice President
⚛August Kekule -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1820 N.S. d.7/13/1896 N.S. (75)
Scientist, Chemist, German
Misc: introduced the chemical structure theory in 1857; noted for his work on the structure of benzene.
⚛Luther Crowell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1840 d.9/16/1903 (63)
Misc: machine for making a square-bottomed grocery bag
🎨⚛William Friese-Greene -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1855 d.5/5/1921 (65)
Photographer, Inventor, English
Misc: built the first practical motion picture camera and patented it in 1899
🎨"Grandma" Moses -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1860 N.S. d.12/13/1961 N.S. (101)
Names/Places: RN:Mrs. Anna Mary Ellen Robertson Moses
💰J. P. Morgan Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1867 d.3/13/1943 (75)
✍🏆🏌Bernard Darwin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1876 d.10/18/1961 (85)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Golfer, Golf Writer, English
Names/Places: grandson of naturalist Charles
🎵Charles Griffes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1884 d.4/8/1920 (35)
🎭Roscoe Karns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1893 d.2/6/1970 (76)
TV/Stage Actor, Comedian
Misc: some say b. 1891
TV Shows: Rocky King-Inside Detective (star), Hennesey (as Capt. Walter Shafer)
🎭Lois Laurel Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1895 d.7/9/1990 (94)
Names/Places: Mrs. Stan Laurel
✍Taylor Caldwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1900 d.8/30/1985 (84)
Names/Places: aka Janet
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✍Margaret Landon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1903 d.12/4/1993 (90)
Book Titles: Anna & the King of Siam
🏆🥊Sid Terris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1904 N.S. d.12/30/1974 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American
💰🏆🏈Paul Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1908 d.8/5/1991 (82)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: primarily as coach from 1930 onwards; founded Cleveland Browns & Cincinnatti Bengals; led Browns to 3 NFL championships
Sports Teams: Severn School (1930-1931), Massillon Washington High School (1932-1940), Ohio State University (1941-1943), Great Lakes Blue Jackets (1944-1945), Cleveland Browns (AAFC, 1946-1949), Cleveland Browns (NFL, 1950-1962) Cincinnati Bengals (1968-1975)
⚛Dr. Michael E. DeBakey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1908 d.7/11/2008 (99)
Misc: the first artficial heart transplanter
🎵Clifford "Boots" Douglas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1908 N.S. d.??/??/???? N.S. (0)
Misc: born in 1906? Died on Oct 27, 2000?
🎵🎷Max Kaminsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1908 N.S. d.9/6/1994 N.S. (85)
✍🎭Elia Kazan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1909 d.9/28/2003 (94)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Turkey
Movie Titles: A Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Splendor in the Grass
⚛💰David Packard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1912 d.3/26/1996 (83)
Misc: co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co.
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🎭Sir Anthony Quayle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1913 d.10/20/1989 (76)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
TV Shows: QB VII, The Six Wives of Henry VIII (narrator), Moses-The Lawgiver, Masada, Lawrence Of Arabia
⚛James Alfred Van Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1914 d.8/9/2006 (91)
Misc: rocket developer; discovered Van Allen radiation belts
🎵Graeme Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1914 d.6/13/2012 (97)
Pianist, Bandleader, Australian
✍⚛Maida Heatter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1916 N.S. d.6/6/2019 N.S. (102)
Cookbook Writer, Chef
Names/Places: NN: The Queen of Cake
Misc: specialized in baking and desserts.
🏆🏁🏊Tetsuo Hamuro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1917 N.S. d.10/30/2005 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese
🎨Jacob Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1917 d.6/9/2000 (82)
⚛Sir John Cornforth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1917 d.12/8/2013 (96)
🎵Al Caiola -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1920 d.11/9/2016 N.S. (96)
Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Bandleader
Names/Places: RN: Alexander Emil Caiola
Misc: spanned a variety of music genres, recorded over 50 albums, and worked with many big names in music during the 20th century
TV Shows: Bonanza (music score writer)
🎵Arthur Ferrante -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1921 d.9/19/2009 (88)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Group Names: Ferrante & Teicher
🎵🎷Joe Newman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1922 d.7/4/1992 (69)
Composer, Singer, Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter
Group Names: Count Basie
🎭Peter Lawford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1923 d.12/24/1984 (61)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London; Patricia Kennedy's hubby
TV Shows: The Thin Man (as Nick Charles)
💰🏆🏌Louise Suggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1923 d.8/7/2015 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Golfer
Misc: LPGA founder; won 11 Majors and 50 LPGA events overall from 1949-62.
🎭Charles Braswell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1924 d.5/17/1974 (49)
⚖Daniel Ken Inouye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1924 d.12/17/2012 (88)
Misc: chair of Iran-Contra hearings.
🎵Leonard Rosenman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1924 d.3/4/2008 (83)
TV Shows: Marcus Welby M.D.
🎨Laura Ashley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1925 d.9/17/1985 (60)
Designer, Welsh (Wales)
🎭Samuel Goldwyn Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1926 d.1/9/2015 (88)
🎭Don Messick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1926 d.10/24/1997 (71)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Jetsons (as Astro), The Flintstones (as Bamm Bamm), Jonny Quest (as Dr. Benton Quest), Where's Huddles (as Fumbles), The Duck Factory, Smurfs (as Papa Smurf, Azreal the cat), Boo Boo Bear, Scooby Doo, Snap of Snap/Crackle/Pop, Ruff 'n Ready (as Ruff)
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🎖Ed Warren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1926 N.S. d.8/23/2006 N.S. (79)
Misc: paranormal investigator who was the inspiration for Amityville Horror
🎵Ruth Alice "Ronnie" Gilbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1926 N.S. d.6/6/2015 N.S. (88)
Political Activist, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Weavers
🎨✍Eric Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1927 d.6/6/2014 (86)
Illustrator, Author, English
Misc: Spot children's picture books
Book Titles: Spot
🏆🏀Alfred Emanuel McGuire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1928 N.S. d.1/26/2001 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: St. John's University (player 1947-1951), New York Knicks (player 1951-1953), Baltimore Bullets (player 1953-1954), Dartmouth University (coach 1955-1957), Belmont Abbey College (coach 1957-1964), Marquette University (coach 1964-1977)
⚛Donald Ainslie Henderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1928 N.S. d.8/19/2016 N.S. (87)
Misc: Epidemiologist; helped eradicate smallpox throughout the world from 1967-1977
🎭John Milford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 d.8/23/2000 (70)
TV Shows: The Lieutenant, Legend of Jesse James (as Cole Younger), Enos
🎭T. P. McKenna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 d.2/13/2011 (81)
Names/Places: FN:Thomas Patrick
Misc: TV movies & miniseries
TV Shows: Holocaust
🏆🏀Clyde Edward Lovellette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 d.3/9/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NBA Center, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: career points 11,947, rebounds 6,663, and assists 1,165; star big man of the 1950s, for Kansas as collegian, Phillips 66ers in the NIBL, then for four NBA teams.
Sports Teams: Phillips 66ers (NIBL, 1952-1953), Minneapolis Lakers (1953-1957), Cincinnatti Royals (1957-1958), St. Louis Hawks (1958-1962), Boston Celtics (1962-1964)
🏆⚽Robert "Bobby" Johnstone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 N.S. d.8/22/2001 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
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🏆🏁🏊Kenneth Monfore "Monte" Nitzkowski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 N.S. d.7/28/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American
Misc: Water Polo Coach
🎵🎷Harry South -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 d.3/12/1990 (60)
Arranger, Jazz Pianist, English
👑King Baudouin I Of Belgium -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1930 d.7/31/1993 (62)
Names/Places: RN:Albert Charles Baudouin
Misc: of Belgium, reigned 1951-93
🏆Patricia Ann Sheehan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1931 N.S. d.1/14/2006 N.S. (74)
Names/Places: aka Patricia Sheehan Crosby
Misc: October 1958
🏆🏀Al McGuire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1931 d.1/26/2001 (69)
Sportscaster, College Basketball Coach
Misc: NBC Sports analyst; coached Marquette University with a 295-80 record
🎵Johnny Duncan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1931 d.7/15/2000 (68)
🎵🎸Buddy Holly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1936 N.S. d.2/3/1959 N.S. (22)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Violinist, Rockabilly Singer
Names/Places: b. in Lubbock, TX; RN:Charles Hardin Holley
Misc: Weezer titled a song by his name in 1995; Stan Freberg's 'Teen Idol', Clyde Ankle was in part, inappropriately based on Buddy Holly.; (The real target was more like Fabian Forte.); Big Daddy used Holly's songs as a model for the songs they performed (example: Purple Rain).
Group Names: Buddy Holly and the Crickets (lead), soloist
Song Titles: That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby, Rave On
Album Titles: The Chirping Crickets, That'll Be The Day
🎭John Philip Law -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1937 d.5/13/2008 (70)
Movie Titles: The Russians Are Coming, Barbarella, Hurry Sundown
🎭June Harding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1937 N.S. d.3/22/2019 N.S. (81)
🎵Luther Rabb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1942 d.1/21/2006 (63)
Group Names: War
🎭🎵Mira Furlan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1955 N.S. d.1/20/2021 N.S. (65)
Actress, Singer, Croatian
TV Shows: Lost (as Danielle Rousseau), Babylon 5 (as Ambassador Delenn)
🏆Bridgett Rollins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1956 d.2/12/2011 (54)
Misc: May 1975
🎵🎸Leroi Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1961 d.8/19/2008 (46)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Dave Matthews Band
🎵Jermaine Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1962 d.3/17/1997 (34)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Misc: b. in 1959?
Song Titles: We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
🎵Eazy-E -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1963 N.S. d.3/26/1995 N.S. (31)
Hall of Famer, Hard Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Eric Lynn Wright
Misc: a key figure in the rise of West Coast gangsta rap; he and his pioneer "gangsta" rap group N.W.A. brought the brutal rhythms and raw rhymes of the inner-city to the world at large
Group Names: N.W.A., soloist
🎭André Fuentes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/7/1975 d.5/31/2016 N.S. (40)
TV Shows: Kids Incorporated
Movie Titles: The Birdcage, The Longest Yard
👑Catherine Parr -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1512 d.9/7/1548
Names/Places: 6th and last wife of Henry VIII.
⚛Jan Ingenhousz -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1730 N.S. d.9/7/1799 N.S. (68)
Scientist, Biochemist, Physician, Dutch (Netherlands), Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: best known for his discovery of the process of photosynthesis, by which green plants in sunlight absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
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⚛Sylvanus Thayer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1785 N.S. d.9/7/1872 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Educator
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Military Academy
✍🎵Sidney Lanier -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1842 d.9/7/1881 (39)
Hall of Famer, Poet, Musician
✍📰John Greenleaf Whittier -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1807 d.9/7/1892 (84)
Hall of Famer, Essayist, Poet, Journalist, Abolitionist
Misc: influential Quaker poet and ardent advocate for the abolition of slavery.
⚖Hamilton Fish -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/3/1808 N.S. d.9/7/1893 N.S. (85)
Statesman, Presidential Aide
Misc: sec of state under Grant
⚛William Stewart Halsted -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1852 d.9/7/1922 (69)
Misc: established the first surgical school in the U.S.
🎭🎵Frank Crumit -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1889 d.9/7/1943 (53)
Stage Actor, Radio Actor, Vaudevillan, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: Julia Sanderson's hubby
🎨José Clemente Orozco -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1883 d.9/7/1949 (65)
Painter, Muralist, Mexican
🎭Maria Montez -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1912 d.9/7/1951 (39)
Movie Actress, Dominican Republican, Spanish
🎨John French Sloan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1871 d.9/7/1951 (80)
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Painter, Lithographer, Etcher
Misc: depictions of everyday life in New York City in the early 20th century.
🎨"Bud" Fisher -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1885 d.9/7/1954 (69)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Mutt & Jeff
🏆⚾🏈Glenn "Scobey Pop" Warner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1871 N.S. d.9/7/1954 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach
Misc: he was an innovative football coach at seven different schools over a 49-year period. Among his achievements was the "discovery" of Jim Thorpe.
Sports Teams: Cornell (player 1892-1894), Syracuse Athletic Club (player 1902), Georgia (coach 1895-1896), Iowa State (coach, 1895-1899), Cornell (coach, 1897-1898), Carlisle Indian (coach, 1899-1903), Cornell (coach, 1904-1906), Carlisle Indian (coach, 1907-1914), Pittsburgh (coach, 1915-1923), Stanford (coach, 1924-1932), Temple (coach, 1933-1938), San Jose State (associate coach 1939), Cornell (baseball coach 1905-1906)
✍Isak Dinessen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1885 d.9/7/1962 (77)
Author, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: RN:Karen Blixen
Book Titles: Out of Africa
🏆🏀🏒Walter Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1905 d.9/7/1964 (59)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Player, NHL Player
Misc: organized the Boston Marathon
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (founder and original owner)
🎭Al Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1896 d.9/7/1966 (69)
Misc: Double-talk routine specialist
TV Shows: Ernie Kovacs Show
🎵Rex Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1907 d.9/7/1967 (60)
⚖🎵Everett McKinley Dirksen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1896 d.9/7/1969 (73)
Misc: Senate Republican leader
🎭Spring Byington -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1886 d.9/7/1971 (84)
TV Shows: December Bride (as Lily Ruskin), Laramie (as Daisy Cooper)
🎵Hubert Long -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1923 d.9/7/1972 (48)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Performer
🎭🎵🎸Keith Moon -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1947 d.9/7/1978 (31)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Misc: some say b. 1946
Group Names: The Who
✍Ivor Armstrong Richards -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1893 d.9/7/1979 (86)
Misc: b. Feb 16?
🏆⚾Ken Boyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1931 d.9/7/1982 (51)
MLB General Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Kenton Lloyd Boyer
Misc: 11x All Star, 5x Gold Glove, NL MVP 1964; Cardinals Hall of Fame and #14 retired
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals
💰🏆⚾Joe Cronin -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1906 d.9/7/1984 (77)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph Edward
Misc: AL League president 1959-74; MVP 1930
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1926-1927), Boston Red Sox (player 1935-1945, manager 1935-1947), Washington Senators (player 1928-1934, manager 1933-1934)
🏆🏈Frank "Bruiser" Kinard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1914 N.S. d.9/7/1985 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL 1938-1944), Brooklyn Tigers (NFL 1938-1944), New York Yankees (AAFC 1946-1947), Ole Miss (as player 1930s, administrator 1971-1973, as line coach 1948-1970)
⚛Rodney Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1917 d.9/7/1985 (67)
Misc: antibody structure determination
🎭Ben Piazza -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1934 d.9/7/1991 (57)
Names/Places: b. in Little Rock, Ark.
TV Shows: Ben Casey (as Dr. Mike Rogers), Waverly Wonders, Dallas (as Walt Driscoll), The Winds of War
✍📰John Crosby -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1912 d.9/7/1991 (79)
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⚛Edwin McMillan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1907 d.9/7/1991 (83)
Misc: helped build 1st A-Bomb, discovered neptunium & plutonium; did not discover Pluto, which Disney discovered; b. Sep 18?
📰Lee Wagner -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1910 d.9/7/1993 (83)
Misc: TV Guide founder
✍🎭James Clavell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1924 d.9/7/1994 (69)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, Australian
Misc: d. Sep 6?
Book Titles: The Fly, Great Escape, Shogun, Noble House
✍🎭Terence Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1915 d.9/7/1994 (79)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, Chinese
Movie Titles: Dr. No, Thunderball, From Russia With Love
🎭🎵Dennis Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1910 d.9/7/1994 (83)
TV/Movie Actor, Opera Singer
Names/Places: b. in Prentice, WI; RN:Stanley Morner
Misc: some say Dec 20 or 30
🎭Bibi Besch -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1940 d.9/7/1996 (56)
Movie Titles: Star Trek II
🎭Nathan Safir -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1912 or ??/??/1913 d.9/7/1996
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster
Misc: a pioneer in Spanish language radio in the USA
🎵Niccolo Castiglioni -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1932 d.9/7/1996 (64)
🏆Eddie Kaplan -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1925 d.9/7/1997 (72)
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🎵Derek Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1942 N.S. d.9/7/1997 N.S. (55)
Misc: served two stints as their press officer and oversaw global publicity for ABC mini-series "The Beatles Anthology" in 1995.
🎭Michael Elphick -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1946 d.9/7/2002 (55)
🎵Erma Franklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/13/1938 d.9/7/2002 (64)
Gospel Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: Aretha's sister
🎭Mike Stokey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1918 d.9/7/2003 (84)
Game Show Host, TV Producer
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (aka Stump the Stars)
🎵Warren Zevon -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1947 d.9/7/2003 (56)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Song Titles: Werewolves Of London
⚖Kirk Fordice -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1934 d.9/7/2004 (70)
🏆🥊Nicolino Locche -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1939 d.9/7/2005 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Argentine
🏆🥊Billy Darnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1926 d.9/7/2007 (81)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: major star of the 1940s and 50s
🏆🏈🏀Donald Lee Haskins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1930 d.9/7/2008 (78)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN:The Bear
Misc: one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oklahoma A&M (player 1949-1952), Texas Western/University of Texas at El Paso (head coach 1961-1999), United States (asst coach 1972)
🎵Richard Wayne "Popcorn" Wylie -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1939 N.S. d.9/7/2008 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Popcorn Wylie
🎭Frank "Junior" Coghlan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1916 d.9/7/2009 (93)
Movie Titles: Our Gang (series)
⚛Aage Neals Bohr -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1922 d.9/7/2009 (87)
Scientist, Danish (Denmark)
Misc: atomic physicist
💰John Kluge -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1914 d.9/7/2010 (95)
Misc: at one time, he was the richest person in America
🏆🏒Ruslan Salei -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1974 N.S. d.9/7/2011 N.S. (36)
🏆🏒Alexander Karpovtsev -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1970 N.S. d.9/7/2011 N.S. (41)
NHL Player, Russian
🏆🏒Brad McCrimmon -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1959 d.9/7/2011 N.S. (52)
NHL Player, Canadian
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🏆🏒Pavol Demitra -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1974 d.9/7/2011 N.S. (36)
NHL Player, Slovakian
🎵Dorothy "Dotty" McGuire -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1928 d.9/7/2012 (84)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Misc: not to be confused with actress Dorothy McGuire
Group Names: The McGuire Sisters
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Friends
🎵Rollin' Oscar Sullivan -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1919 d.9/7/2012 (93)
Group Names: Lonzo and Oscar
🎵Fred Katz -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1919 d.9/7/2013 (94)
Composer, Musician, Cellist
Misc: brought cello to the jazz genre
🎭Dickie Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1925 d.9/7/2015 N.S. (89)
Movie Titles: Our Gang, Oliver Twist, Little Men
🏆🥊Bobby Chacon -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1951 d.9/7/2016 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆⚾Gene Michael -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1938 N.S. d.9/7/2017 N.S. (79)
MLB General Manager, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: New York Yankees
🎵Mac Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1992 N.S. d.9/7/2018 N.S. (26)
Music Producer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rap Music Performer
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✍🎭Peter Nichols -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1927 N.S. d.9/7/2019 N.S. (92)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, English
Misc: wrote stage plays and for film and television
🎭Robert Axelrod -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/29/1949 N.S. d.9/7/2019 N.S. (70)
Names/Places: aka Axel Roberts or Myron Mensah
TV Shows: Digimon, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
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In 1813, Uncle Sam was created by Thomas Nast. He created the Uncle after Sam Wilson who owned a meat packing firm which supplied provisions for soldiers. Barrels were stamped with a large “U.S.” which an Irish watchman thought referred to “Uncle Sam Wilson.” So from then on, “U.S.” meant “Uncle Sam” which became the nickname for the U.S. Government.
In 1892, James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett knocked out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round to win the world heavyweight crown in New Orleans in the first major prizefight that called for the use of boxing gloves under the “Marquis of Queensberry” rules.
In 1894, Thomas Edison used his newly invented “kinetoscope” to record the heavyweight boxing bout between Gentleman Jim Corbett and Peter Courtney; Corbett won in the sixth round; The film itself appears never to have been publicly shown.
In 1896, A.H. Whiting won the first automobile race ever held on a racetrack this day. A crowd of 40,000 people watched Whiting tear around the track at 24 miles per hour in Cranston, Rhode Island.
In 1929, The Silly Symphony film, “El Terrible Toreador”, is completed.
In 1931, The American Sunbathing Association, now known as the American Association for Nude Recreation, was founded.
In 1945, Chip ʹN Dale, Cartoon Character, first appeared in 'No Sail' by Walt Disney.
In 1945, The Donald Duck film, “No Sail” is released. Goofy also appears.
In 1950, “Truth Or Consequences”, TV Game Show, debut on CBS. The first host is the showʹs creator, Ralph (This Is Your Life) Edwards. Bob Barker would become host of the daytime version in 1956.
In 1954, “Itʹs A Great Life”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1956, “The Adventures of Jim Bowie”, TV Western Drama, debut on ABC.
In 1956, “Treasure Hunt”, TV Game Show; debut on ABC.
In 1957, “The Julius LaRosa Show”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.
In 1957, “You Send Me” single by Sam Cooke was released by Keen Records.
In 1959, R.C., “High Hopes” by Frank Sinatra peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.
In 1959, The first Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon possibly raised an estimated $575,208 according to an unreliable source.
In 1959, “Poison Ivy”, by The Coasters entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1962, Johnny Carson left the game show “Who Do You Trust”. Heʹd take a few weeks off before starting his new duties in October as host of the “Tonight Show”
In 1963, 09 x 07 = 63
In 1963, On the cover of TV Guide: “Irene Ryan and Donna Douglas of The Beverly Hillbillies”. Other Articles: Ann-Margret
In 1963, R.C., “If I Had A Hammer” by Trini Lopez peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1963, R.C., “Mockingbird” by Inez Foxx and Charlie Foxx peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1963, The Beatlesʹ “She Loves You” hit number one in England.
In 1963, The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio. The inaugural inductees included George Halas and Harold “Red” Grange.
In 1963, “American Bandstand” began airing every Saturday morning from Southern California.
In 1965, “The Joey Bishop Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1965, “The Tycoon”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1966, The final episode of the original “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was seen on CBS-TV this day. Van Dyke played Rob Petrie, the head comedy writer for “The Alan Brady Show”. Rob worked with two other comedy writers, Sally (Rose Marie) and Buddy (Morey Amsterdam), both of whom were good friends of Rob and his wife, Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). “The Dick Van Dyke Show” can still be seen today in syndication.
In 1967, “The Flying Nun”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC. After one year of Gidget and then a year off for good behavior, Sally Field, because you LIKE her, returns to ABC with a sitcom so lightweight itʹs airborne: The Flying Nun. This was voted one of TV Guideʹs Worst 50 Shows of All Time.
In 1968, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Family Affair: Anissa Jones, Johnnie Whitaker, Kathy Garver”. Other Articles: Larysse Lauret, NFL
In 1968, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour”, TV Childrens; debut on NBC.
In 1968, “The Road Runner Show”, “The Superman/Aquaman Hour”, “The Beagles”, TV Cartoon Show, “Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles”, and “Space Ghost And Dino Boy”, TV Cartoon Shows; last aired on CBS.
In 1968, “Underdog”, TV Cartoon Show, moved to NBC.
In 1968, Iron Butterflyʹs “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” LP enters the charts as does Canned Heatʹs “Boogie With Canned Heat.”
In 1968, The Doorsʹ “Waiting For The Sun” LP hits number one.
In 1969, “The Mothers-In-Law”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1970, The Jerry Lewis fifth Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $5,093,385. The Love Network entered Los Angeles and San Francisco, and it was Johnny Olsonʹs last telethon as announcer.
In 1970, “My World And Welcome To It”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1971, After nine years and 216 shows, “The Beverly Hillbillies” was seen for the final time on CBS-TV this day. Not to weep for Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebson), Granny (Irene Ryan), Elly Mae (Donna Douglas), Jethro Bodine (Max Baer, Jr.), Mr. Drysdale (Raymond Bayley), Miss Hathaway (Nancy Kulp) or the rest of the “Hillbillies'” crew, however. The show has been in syndication since it left the network.
In 1971, The BBC bars “Sesame Street” because of alleged authoritarian aims. Ah, Cʹmon. Whatʹs so scary about the Muppets?
In 1971, “Green Acres”, TV Comedy, starring Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, and Arnold the Pig; last aired on CBS.
In 1973, Frank Zappaʹs album  OVER-NITE SENSATION was released including the tracks “Iʹm The Slime”, “Dirty Love” and “Montana”.
In 1973, Porn star Linda Lovelace emceed a concert at the Hollywood Bowl and introduced the star with “Here he is, the biggest, largest, most gigantic and fantastic man, the costar of my next movie…Elton John.”
In 1973, “The Corner Bar”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1973, Joseph Danzansky successfully urges President Nixon to write a letter to National League president Chub Feeney supporting the return of major league baseball back to the District of Columbia. The Washington, D.C. grocery-chain magnate, who has conditionally bought the Padres, sees his efforts to move the team to the nationʹs capital thwarted by legal actions, which allows Ray Kroc to buy the Friars and keep the club in San Diego.
In 1974, Nolan Ryan of California had a pitch officially clocked at 100.8 mph in a game against the Chicago White Sox, the first to be recorded breaking the 100-mph mark.
In 1974, “Devlin”, and “These Are The Days”, TV Cartoon Shows; debut on ABC.
In 1974, “Hong Kong Phooey”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1974, “Korg:70,000 B.C.”, TV Childrens; debut on ABC.
In 1974, “Land Of The Lost”, TV Childrens, TV Scifi Adventure; debut on NBC.
In 1974, “New Adventures Of Gilligan”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1974, “Partridge Family:2200 A.D.”, and “The U.S. of Archie”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on CBS.
In 1974, “Scooby-Doo Where Are You?”, TV Cartoon Show; returns on CBS.
In 1974, “Shazam!” began airing on CBS. Itʹs not to be confused with an earlier cartoon show on CBS from the 1960s, “Shazzan.”
In 1974, “The Hudson Bros. Razzle Dazzle Show”, and “The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine”, TV Childrens; debut on CBS.
In 1974, “Valley Of The Dinosaurs”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1974, “Wheelie and The Chopper Bunch”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1975, Steve Anderson set a record for picking a guitar on this day. Anderson, 22, picked for 114 hours, seven minutes — breaking the old record by over four hours.
In 1976, Judge Richard Owen of the New York State Supreme Court rules that George Harrison “subconsciously plagiarized” “Heʹs So Fine,” the Chiffonʹs 1963 hit. Harrisonʹs 1970 hit “My Sweet Lord” is the reason for the problem. Harrison is ordered to pay $587,000 to ABKCO Music, a company owned, ironically, by Harrisonʹs former businessmanager (when he was one of the Beatles), Allen Klein.
In 1976, Paul McCartney, who earlier purchased rights to Buddy Hollyʹs song catalog, commemorates Hollyʹs 40th birthday with the inauguration of “Buddy Holly Week” in the United Kingdom. On a side note, The Beatles name was a tribute to Hollyʹs band The Crickets.
In 1977, The Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, were signed in Washington by President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos (toh-REEʹ-hohs). The treaty stated that the U.S. would agree to transfer control of the Panama Canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
In 1978, “Grandpa Goes to Washington” began airing on NBC
In 1978, “Lifeline”, TV Documentary; debut on NBC. It died quickly.
In 1978, Who drummer Keith Moon died in London of an overdose of a drug he was prescribed to combat alcoholism. He was 32. Moonʹs replacement was Kenney Jones.
In 1979, The cable channel Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, ESPN, was launched as the nationʹs first all-sports channel. Itʹs a sports fanʹs dream come true. It later brought us Australian Rules Football, the X Games, and spinoff network ESPN Two, bought the Classic Sports Network (aka ESPN Three), and is reportedly interested in purchasing The Golf Channel and to dub it…ready?…ESPN Fore!
In 1979, “SportsCenter” began airing on ESPN
In 1979, Gary Numan releases his LP “The Pleasure Principle,” which features the track, “Cars.”
In 1981, Rusty the Bailiff swears the participants in, while cheesy crime music plays and a typewriter sound effect emphasizes their names, as Judge Wapner takes to the bench and the airwaves with “The Peopleʹs Court.”
In 1981, The Jerry Lewis 16th Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $31,498,772.
In 1984, Blue Thunder, the ABC series based on the 1983 hit movie, crashes tonight after a seven-month flight. In the cast: star James Farentino, footballers Dick Butkus and Bubba Smith, and a much smaller rising star, Dana Carvey.
In 1985, ABC turns Star Wars into not one, but two, cartoons: “Ewoks” and “Droids” (adventures of R2D2 and C3PO). No Han Solo, Luke, Leia, or Darth Vader, just the elements the made the films such a success.
In 1985, R.C., “Dancing In The Street” by David Bowie and Mick Jagger peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “Life In One Day” by Howard Jones peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “Love And Pride” by King peaked at #55 on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “Saint Elmoʹs Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “Smokin' In The Boys Room” by Motley Crue peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, “Small Wonder” began airing in syndication
In 1985, “The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo” began airing on ABC
In 1985, “The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on CBS; Bugs moved to ABC this day with the premiere of “The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour”.
In 1985, “Whatʹs Happening Now!!” began airing in syndication
In 1985, For the first time in the rock era, the top three spots in Billboardʹs Hot 100, are all occupied by songs from motion pictures. The top three songs for the week of September 7, 1985 are: John Parrʹs “Saint Elmoʹs Fire (Man in Motion),” from the film “Saint Elmoʹs Fire”; Huey Lewis and the Newsʹ “The Power of Love,” from the film “Back to the Future”; Tina Turnerʹs “We Donʹt Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),” from the film “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.”
In 1986, “Silver Spoons”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC, syndicated 1986-87.
In 1987, The Jerry Lewis 22nd Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $39,021,723.
In 1987, “Win Lose Or Draw”, TV Game Show; debut on NBC, syndicated 1987-90.
In 1987, The syndicated TV talk show “Geraldo,” hosted by Geraldo Rivera, began an 11-season run.
In 1988, Vice President George Bush startled an American Legion audience in Louisville, Kentucky, by referring to September seventh as “Pearl Harbor Day,” which is actually December seventh. (Realizing his mistake, Bush said, “Did I say September seventh? Sorry about that.”)
In 1989, “The Equalizer”, TV Crime Drama; last aired on CBS. The ratings didnʹt equalize the competition.
In 1990, Before he became a number one television star/movie star/author/zillionaire, Tim Allen took the stage at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the town where heʹd gone to college, and taped the stand-up special that would change his life. All the elements that would become the basis for Home Improvement were part of Allenʹs routine that night: his obsession with hardware, his valiant but unsuccessful attempts at figuring out what women want from men but most of all, the hooting, snorting, grunting Neanderthal noises that would become his signature. “I got the John Deere tractor, the 160 series, hoo, hoo, hoo, thatʹs 11 horses, twin-seater, 42-inch blade rear bagger with a tiller, arrrh, arrrh, arrrh. Itʹs got headlights on it, in case I want to mow at night.” He dusts with a leaf blower, puts turbo engines in the washing machine, does dishes with an orbital sander. He has every tool known to man. “I got tools, folks. Iʹve got tools to fix tools. I got 'em all.” So whatʹs the difference between Tim Allen then and Tim Allen now? More power. Arrrh, Arrrh, Arrrrrrrrh.
In 1991, R.C., “3 A.M. Eternal” by The KLF peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1991, R.C., “Crazy” by Seal peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1991, R.C., “Lowrider (On The Boulevard)” by Latin Alliance featuring War peaked at #54 on the pop singles chart.
In 1991, R.C., “Motownphilly” by Boyz II Men peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1991, R.C., “Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm…”, by C + C Music Factory peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
In 1991, “Alvin and the Chipmunks” TV Cartoon last aired on NBC.
In 1991, “Camp Candy” TV Cartoon Show last aired on NBC.
In 1991, “Darkwing Duck” TV Cartoon Show debut on ABC.
In 1991, “Hammerman”, TV Cartoon Show, Starring M.C. Hammer; debut on ABC.
In 1991, “Little Shop Of Horrors” TV Cartoon Show debut on Fox.
In 1991, “Taz-Mania”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on Fox.
In 1992, The Jerry Lewis 27th Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $45,759,368.
In 1992, “Goof Troop”, TV Cartoon Show, debut.
In 1992, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave a live performance at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Jerry Lewis was hosting the 27th Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon.
In 1992, “You Bet Your Life 90s”, TV Game Show hosted by Bill Cosby, debut in syndication. It bombed.
In 1992, At an international car auction in Indiana, a 1956 T-Bird Sean Penn gave Madonna sold for $60,000. The Batmobile used in the “Batman” TV series also sold for $60,000, but that was much less than auctioneers had expected.
In 1993, “The Chevy Chase Show”, TV Talk Show, biggest bomb of the year, premiered on Fox with bandleader Tom Scott, who led the band aboard another doomed cruise ship, “The Pat Sajak Show.”
In 1993, Doctor Joycelyn Elders was confirmed by the Senate to be surgeon general. She was fired for, um, letʹs say she gave a certain act of human nature a new way of putting it, “Firing the Surgeon General.” This is a family paper, so you can figure it out yourself.
In 1994, “Now”, TV Magazine; last aired on NBC. Later, dude.
In 1995, “Matlock” TV Legal Drama last aired on ABC.
In 1996, Mike Tyson needed 109 seconds to win the WBA heavyweight championship from Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Tyson knocked down Seldon with a glancing right to the top of the head. After Seldon took the mandatory eight-count on his feet, Tyson dropped him face down with a left hook.
In 1996, On the cover of TV Guide: “Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser”. Other Articles: Christine Baranski, David Hyde-Pierce, I. Rossellini
In 1996, On the TV Guide cover: “Mad About You”
In 1996, The cartoon “Brand Spankin New Doug” debut on ABC
In 1996, “Big Bad Beetleborgs” began airing on Fox
In 1996, “Gargoyles (as Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles)” returned to be airing new episodes on ABC.
In 1997, The sitcoms “Tom” and “Alright Already” debut on WB.
In 1998, It took eight weeks for the movie “Thereʹs Something About Mary” to become the number one film for the first time. It crunched the only new film in wide release, Jean-Claude Van Dammeʹs “Knock Off.”
In 1998, The Jerry Lewis 33rd Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $51,577,023. It paid a tribute to Frank Sinatra (who died that year)
In 1998, “Instant Comedy with The Groundlings” premiered on FX
In 1998, “Pokemon” Japanese cartoon based on a Nintendope game premiered in syndication. No, Pokemon isnʹt Gumbymonʹs pony pal!
In 1998, In the first inning at Busch Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire ties Yankee outfielder Roger Marisʹ single-season home run mark established in 1961, hitting his 61st in a nationally televised Labor Day game against the Cubs. Big Mac hits his historic homer on his dadʹs 61st birthday.
In 1999, “Early Today” and “Later Today” debut on NBC.
In 2003, Singer/songwriter Warren Zevon dies in Los Angeles. He is 56. Zevon was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in August of the previous year. A spokesperson for the artist says that Zevon had been feeling well of late, and died peacefully in his home.
In 2009, The Jerry Lewis 44th Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $60,481,231. It made nearly $5 million less than the previous year due to an economic recession. It paid a tribute to Ed McMahon (who died that year) and it was Shawn Parrʹs first telethon as announcer.
In 2015, “Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race” began airing on Cartoon Network
In 2063, 09 x 07 = 63