What Happened on September 1


Historical Events

1939 – General George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff
1974 – Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
1978 – Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4″ disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
1983 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 – Middlesex beats Kent off the last ball of the Nat West Trophy cricket final in London; John Emburey hits Kent seamer Richard Ellison to square leg for 4 for the winning runs
1999 – 56th Venice Film Festival: “Yi ge dou bu neng shao” directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion

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Famous Birthdays

1529 – Taddeo Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter (Villa dei Farnese at Caprarola), born in Sant’Angelo in Vado (d. 1566)
1549 – Charles Philip of Croÿ, Marquis of Havre, military general for the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1613)
1892 – Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
1923 – Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1999)
1951 – David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test ‘keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
1954 – Riccardo “Ric” Formosa, Italian-Australian guitarist (Little River Band, 1975-76), session musician, arranger and classical composer, born in Rome, Italy

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Famous Deaths

1615 – Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, dies at 86
1818 – Robert Calder, British naval officer, dies at 73
1969 – William Flanagan, American composer, and music critic, takes his own life at 46
1970 – Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
1983 – Lennox Brown, South African cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies at 72
2013 – Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title, 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44

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