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Friday 1 September 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while September 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in September. (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea)
  • Earliest day on which Labor Day can fall, while September 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in September. (Canada, United States, Palau)
  • Earliest day on which Teacher's Day can fall, while September 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday in September. (Singapore)
  • First day of school in many countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Events

  • 1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
  • 1982 – The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • 1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).
  • 1972 – In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
  • 1961 – The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.
  • 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
  • 1951 – The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
  • 1939 – General George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
  • 1934 – The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.
  • 1920 – The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
  • 1897 – The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  • 1878 – Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Confederate Army General John Bell Hood orders the evacuation of Atlanta, ending a four-month siege by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly: Confederate Army troops defeat a group of retreating Union Army troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
  • 1836 – Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
  • 1804 – Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
  • 1772 – The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
  • 1604 – Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.
  • 1529 – The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.

Births

  • 1996 – Zendaya Stoermer Coleman, American actress and singer
  • 1988 – Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Larsen Jensen, American swimmer
  • 1984 – Joe Trohman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1984 – Nick Noble, American football player
  • 1982 – Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Clinton Portis, American football player
  • 1977 – Aaron Schobel, American football player
  • 1977 – Arsalan Iftikhar, American lawyer and author
  • 1976 – Babydaddy, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1975 – Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Nomy Lamm, American singer-songwriter and activist
  • 1974 – Jason Taylor, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Jhonen Vasquez, American writer, director, cartoonist, and comic illustrator
  • 1974 – Yutaka Yamamoto, Japanese director and producer, founded Ordet Animation Studio
  • 1973 – Zach Thomas, American football player
  • 1971 – Joe Enochs, American soccer player and manager
  • 1970 – Padma Lakshmi, Indian-American actress and author
  • 1966 – Ken Levine, American video game designer, co-founded Irrational Games
  • 1966 – Tim Hardaway, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Charlie Robison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Holly Golightly, American author and illustrator
  • 1961 – Boney James, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
  • 1961 – Christopher Ferguson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1961 – Pete DeCoursey, American journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1960 – Karl Mecklenburg, American football player
  • 1959 – Joe Jusko, American illustrator and painter
  • 1959 – Keith Clearwater, American golfer
  • 1959 – Kenny Mayne, American football player and journalist
  • 1957 – Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1956 – Bernie Wagenblast, American publisher, founded the Transportation Communications Newsletter
  • 1956 – Vinnie Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Don Blackman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1953 – Joseph Williams, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1950 – Phil McGraw, American psychologist, author, and talk show host
  • 1950 – Phillip Fulmer, American football player and coach
  • 1949 – Garry Maddox, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Greg Errico, American drummer and producer
  • 1948 – Russ Kunkel, American drummer and producer
  • 1947 – Al Green, American lawyer and politician
  • 1945 – Scott Spencer, American author and academic
  • 1944 – Archie Bell, American soul singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1944 – Leonard Slatkin, American conductor and composer
  • 1942 – C. J. Cherryh, American author and educator
  • 1939 – Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1938 – Alan Dershowitz, American lawyer and author
  • 1937 – Al Geiberger, American golfer
  • 1937 – Allen Weinstein, American historian and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1937 – Ron O'Neal, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1933 – Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1933 – Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
  • 1933 – Marshall Lytle, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Beano Cook, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1929 – Mava Lee Thomas, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Wyatt Cooper, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1926 – Gene Colan, American illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Art Pepper, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1982)
  • 1925 – Arvonne Fraser, American activist
  • 1924 – Hal Douglas, American voice actor (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Rocky Marciano, American boxer (d. 1969)
  • 1922 – Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Liz Carpenter, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1920 – Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (d. 2000)
  • 1916 – Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (d. 2014)
  • 1914 – John H. Adams, American jockey (d. 1995)
  • 1913 – Christian Nyby, American director and producer (d. 1993)
  • 1907 – Walter Reuther, American union leader, founded United Auto Workers (d. 1970)
  • 1904 – Johnny Mack Brown, American football player and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1899 – Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)
  • 1896 – A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian religious leader, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (d. 1977)
  • 1895 – Engelbert Zaschka, German engineer and designer, invented the Human-powered aircraft (d. 1955)
  • 1893 – Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter and photographer (d. 1953)
  • 1892 – Leverett Saltonstall, American lieutenant and politician, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1877 – Rex Beach, American author, playwright, and water polo player (d. 1949)
  • 1875 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (d. 1950)
  • 1871 – J. Reuben Clark, American lawyer, civil servant, and religious leader (d. 1961)
  • 1866 – James J. Corbett, American boxer (d. 1933)
  • 1851 – John Clum, American journalist and agent (d. 1932)
  • 1850 – Jim O'Rourke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1919)
  • 1795 – James Gordon Bennett Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (d. 1872)
  • 1689 – Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Bohemian architect, designed Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (d. 1751)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Dean Jones, American actor and singer (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Richard G. Hewlett, American historian and author (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Rogers McKee, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Margaret Mary Vojtko, American linguist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Hal David, American songwriter and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2008 – Jerry Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2006 – Bob O'Connor, American businessman and politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (b. 1944)
  • 2006 – Warren Mitofsky, American journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2005 – R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1926)
  • 2003 – Rand Brooks, American actor and producer (b. 1918)
  • 1998 – Cary Middlecoff, American golfer and sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 1990 – Edwin O. Reischauer, American scholar and diplomat (b. 1910)
  • 1989 – A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (b. 1938)
  • 1989 – Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer (b. 1894)
  • 1988 – Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1986 – Murray Hamilton, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 1983 – Henry M. Jackson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1983 – Larry McDonald, American physician and politician (b. 1935)
  • 1982 – Haskell Curry, American mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1981 – Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1977 – Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (b. 1896)
  • 1969 – Drew Pearson, American journalist and author (b. 1897)
  • 1947 – Frederick Russell Burnham, American soldier and adventurer (b. 1861)
  • 1838 – William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (b. 1770)
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