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Friday 7 September 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which National Grandparents Day can fall, while September 13 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. (United States)
  • Military Intelligence Day (Ukraine)
  • National Acorn Squash Day (United States)
  • National Beer Lover's Day (United States)
  • National Salami Day (United States)
  • National Threatened Species Day (Australia)
  • World Duchenne Awareness Day

Events

  • 2008 – The United States government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • 2005 – Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.
  • 1988 – Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-5 after nine days on the Mir space station.
  • 1986 – Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.
  • 1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for US$1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
  • 1978 – While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.
  • 1977 – The Torrijos–Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The United States agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.
  • 1953 – Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1932 – The Battle of Boquerón, the first major battle of the Chaco War, commences.
  • 1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.
  • 1921 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
  • 1921 – The Legion of Mary, the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, is founded in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1909 – Eugène Lefebvre crashes a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, becoming the first aviator in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.
  • 1906 – Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Atlanta is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Union troops under Quincy A. Gillmore captures Fort Wagner in Morris Island after a 7-week siege.
  • 1778 – American Revolutionary War: France invades Dominica in the British West Indies, before Britain is even aware of France's involvement in the war.
  • 1776 – According to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee makes the world's first submarine attack in the Turtle, attempting to attach a time bomb to the hull of HMS Eagle in New York Harbor (no British records of this attack exist).

Births

  • 1988 – Kevin Love, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer
  • 1986 – Colin Delaney, American wrestler
  • 1985 – Wade Davis, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Pops Mensah-Bonsu, English-American basketball player
  • 1982 – Andre Dirrell, American boxer
  • 1980 – Mark Prior, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Brian Stokes, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Paul Mara, American ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Molly Holly, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1974 – Antonio McDyess, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Alex Kurtzman, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Shannon Elizabeth, American model and actress
  • 1972 – Jason Isringhausen, American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Shane Mosley, American boxer and trainer
  • 1970 – Tom Everett Scott, American actor
  • 1969 – Darren Bragg, American baseball player and coach
  • 1969 – Rudy Galindo, American figure skater
  • 1963 – Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (d. 1995)
  • 1962 – George South, American wrestler
  • 1962 – Jennifer Egan, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1961 – LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1960 – Brad Houser, American bass player
  • 1957 – Jermaine Stewart, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 1997)
  • 1956 – Diane Warren, American songwriter
  • 1956 – Michael Feinstein, American singer and pianist
  • 1955 – Mira Furlan, Croatian-American actress
  • 1954 – Corbin Bernsen, American actor
  • 1954 – Kerrie Holley, American software architect and academic
  • 1954 – Michael Emerson, American actor
  • 1953 – Benmont Tench, American keyboardist and songwriter
  • 1953 – Michael Byron, American composer
  • 1951 – Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Mark Isham, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1951 – Mark McCumber, American golfer
  • 1950 – Julie Kavner, American actress
  • 1950 – Peggy Noonan, American author, journalist, speechwriter, and pundit
  • 1949 – Barry Siegel, American journalist and academic
  • 1949 – Gloria Gaynor, American singer-songwriter
  • 1948 – Susan Blakely, American actress
  • 1946 – Joe Klein, American journalist and author
  • 1946 – Suzyn Waldman, American sportscaster
  • 1946 – Willie Crawford, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1945 – Curtis Price, American musicologist and academic
  • 1944 – Earl Manigault, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)
  • 1944 – Forrest Blue, American football player (d. 2011)
  • 1942 – Jonathan H. Turner, American sociologist
  • 1939 – Latimore, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1937 – John Phillip Law, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1936 – Brian Hart, English race car driver and engineer, founded Brian Hart Ltd. (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1935 – Dick O'Neal, American basketball player and dentist (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Little Milton, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1932 – John Paul Getty Jr., American-English philanthropist and book collector (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Sonny Rollins, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1927 – Eric Hill, English-American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997)
  • 1926 – Donald J. Irwin, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Norwalk (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Samuel Goldwyn Jr., American director and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Laura Ashley, Welsh-English fashion designer, founded Laura Ashley plc (d. 1985)
  • 1924 – Daniel Inouye, American captain and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Leonard Rosenman, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Peter Lawford, English-American actor (d. 1984)
  • 1921 – Peter A. Peyser, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Harold Amos, American microbiologist and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Jacob Lawrence, American painter and educator (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – James Van Allen, American physicist and philosopher (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – David Packard, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (d. 1996)
  • 1909 – Elia Kazan, Greek-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1908 – Max Kaminsky, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1994)
  • 1908 – Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and educator (d. 2008)
  • 1908 – Paul Brown, American football player and coach (d. 1991)
  • 1904 – C. B. Colby, American author (d. 1977)
  • 1903 – Dorothy Marie Donnelly, American poet and author (d. 1994)
  • 1903 – Margaret Landon, American missionary and author (d. 1993)
  • 1900 – Giuseppe Zangara, Italian-American assassin of Anton Cermak (d. 1933)
  • 1900 – Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (d. 1985)
  • 1894 – George Waggner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1984)
  • 1885 – Elinor Wylie, American author and poet (d. 1928)
  • 1875 – Edward Francis Hutton, American businessman and financier, co-founded E. F. Hutton & Co. (d. 1962)
  • 1867 – J. P. Morgan Jr., American banker and philanthropist (d. 1943)
  • 1862 – Edgar Speyer, American-English financier and philanthropist (d. 1932)
  • 1860 – Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)
  • 1851 – Edward Asahel Birge, American zoologist and academic (d. 1950)
  • 1819 – Thomas A. Hendricks, American lawyer and politician, 21st Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)
  • 1818 – Thomas Talbot, American businessman and politician, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Candida Royalle, American porn actress, director, and producer (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Dickie Moore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Jack Cristil, American sportscaster and radio host (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Albert Allen Bartlett, American physicist and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Fred Katz, American cellist and composer (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Pete Hoffman, American cartoonist (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Daniel Weinreb, American computer scientist and programmer (b. 1959)
  • 2010 – Barbara Holland, American author (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – John Kluge, German-American businessman (b. 1914)
  • 2010 – William H. Goetzmann, American historian and author (b. 1930)
  • 2008 – Don Haskins, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2008 – Gregory Mcdonald, American author (b. 1937)
  • 2004 – Bob Boyd, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2003 – Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2002 – Uziel Gal, German-Israeli colonel and gun designer, designed the Uzi (b. 1923)
  • 2001 – Billie Lou Watt, American actress and voice artist (b. 1924)
  • 2001 – Igor Buketoff, American conductor and educator (b. 1915)
  • 1996 – Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (b. 1942)
  • 1995 – Russell Johnson, American cartoonist (b. 1893)
  • 1994 – Dennis Morgan, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1991 – Edwin McMillan, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
  • 1990 – Earle E. Partridge, American general and pilot (b. 1900)
  • 1984 – Joe Cronin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1906)
  • 1982 – Ken Boyer, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
  • 1973 – Holling C. Holling, American author and illustrator (b. 1900)
  • 1971 – Spring Byington, American actress (b. 1886)
  • 1969 – Everett Dirksen, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1896)
  • 1964 – Walter A. Brown, American businessman (b. 1905)
  • 1954 – Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • 1951 – John French Sloan, American painter and etcher (b. 1871)
  • 1942 – Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (b. 1855)
  • 1893 – Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (b. 1808)
  • 1892 – John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and activist (b. 1807)
  • 1891 – Lorenzo Sawyer, American lawyer and judge (b. 1820)
  • 1881 – Sidney Lanier, American poet and academic (b. 1842)
  • 1729 – William Burnet, Dutch-American civil servant and politician, 21st Governor of the Province of New York (b. 1688)
  • 1685 – William Carpenter, English-American settler, co-founded Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (b. 1605)
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