What Happened on September 7


Historical Events

1191 – Third Crusade: Richard I of England defeats Saladin in the Battle of Arsuf
1942 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Ted Schroeder wins his first of 2 Grand Slam events; beats countryman Frank Parker 8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
1950 – Monasteries shut down in Hungary
1952 – Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434’1″ (Tenn)
1970 – Jerry Lewis’ 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1974 – Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975

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Famous Birthdays

1860 – Grandma Moses [Anna Mary Robertson], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)
1864 – Ernest Halliwell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests), born in Ealing, England (d. 1919)
1925 – Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,
Wales (d. 1985)
1927 – John Milford, American actor (Command and Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), born in Johnstown, New York (d. 2000)
1975 – Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer, born in Heredia, Costa Rica
1980 – Mark Prior, American baseball player, coach (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California

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Famous Deaths

1984 – Joe Cronin, American Baseball HOF shortstop (7 x MLB All Star), manger (Boston RS, Washington Senators) and executive (AL President 1959-73), dies at 77
1986 – Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian-Soviet conductor and composer, dies at 83
1998 – John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85
2008 – Richard “Popcorn” Wylie, American RandB and soul pianist, bandleader, songwriter, and record producer, dies of congestive heart failure at 69
2011 – Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey center (World C’ship gold 2005; Carolina Hurricanes), dies in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster at 30
2022 – Bernard Shaw, American television news journalist (CBS, ABC), and 1st anchor of CNN, dies of pneumonia at 82

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