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Notable Historical Events for September 5th

1966Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000

19863rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins

1816Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

1961JFK begins underground nuclear testing

1988Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

1921Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287

196888th US Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (1412 57 63 36 63)

1979Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

1989Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

1990Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

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Notable Birthdays on September 5th

1638Louis XIV, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, King of France (1643-1715), (Sun King), (d. 1715)

1940Raquel Welch, Chicago Illinois, (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles)

1951Michael Keaton, Pitts Pa, actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice)

1847Jesse James, Missouri, outlaw, son of a clergyman, (d. 1882)

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Notable Weddings on September 5th

1959Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

1980Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

1987Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

1968Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

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Notable Deaths on September 5th

1997Mother Teresa, Nobel (1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

1877Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37

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