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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

1986Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

1715King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

198715 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

1939Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill

1986Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

1938Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1939Gen George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff

200522nd MTV Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West wins

1972Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

1997Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

September 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

1957Gloria Estefan, [Fajardo], Havana, singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga)

1795James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald)

1653Johann Pachelbel, Nuremberg, composer (Canon in D), (d. 1706)

1923Rocky Marciano, Brockton, Massachusetts, heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), (d. 1969)

September 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 1st

1986Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

2002Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (35) weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (36) at El Careyes Resort in Mexico

1730US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin establishes a common-law marriage with Deborah Read

2001Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

1975Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

2001"Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California

1843Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

1945Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

September 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 1st

1715Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

2013Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

September 1st Deaths
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