What Happened on September 2


Historical Events

1924 – Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart’soperetta “Rose-Marie” opens to rave reviews at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 577 performances
1931 – American crooner Bing Crosby makes his solo radio debut on his “15 Minutes with Bing Crosby” program broadcast on the CBS network
1967 – The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.
1990 – Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, San Francisco
1996 – Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (MAC) designed by Oscar Niemeyer inaugurated in Niterói, Brazil
2020 – Press conference with body camera evidence brings to light death of African American Daniel Prude after being retrained by police back in March

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Famous Birthdays

1911 – Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
1918 – Allen Drury, American author (Advise and Consent – 1960 Pulitzer Prize), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1998)
1941 – John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C’ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C’ship 1984, Georgetown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
1952 – Earl Pomeroy, American politician (Rep-D-North Dakota 1993-2011), born in Valley City, North Dakota
1967 – Andreas Möller, German footballer
1979 – Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor

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Famous Deaths

1944 – Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist (pioneer in criminology and forensic pathology), dies at 78
1993 – John [Eoin] Higgins, Northern Ireland supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66
1996 – Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71
2008 – Denis Rooke, British engineer and CEO (British Gas), dies at 84
2011 – Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
2020 – William Yorzyk Jr., American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly, WR 2:19.3, 1956), dies at 87

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