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Notable Historical Events for September 5th

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1972Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John & Yoko appear

1958"Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in US

1990Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

1991Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

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

1957Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising

1987John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

1983Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

1915Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

September 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 5th

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

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

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

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

September 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 5th

1970Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

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

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

September 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 5th

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

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

September 5th Deaths
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