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Notable Historical Events for September 7th

1953Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

1980John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest US Open finals as 21 year old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his 2nd straight title (7-6 6-1 6-7 5-7 6-4)

1981Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000

70Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem

1991105th US Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles (17) defeats Martina Navratilova (34) (76 61)

1191Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.

198599th US Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76)

1970Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

197595th US Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)

1936Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

September 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 7th

1936Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], Lubbock Texas, American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), (d. 1959)

1533Queen Elizabeth I, Greenwich, England, (1558-1603) daughter of Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn (d. 1603)

1942Roy DeMeo, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Gambino crime family)

1926Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], Bridgeport Connecticut, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting)

1860Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], NY, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), (d. 1961)

1908Paul Brown, Norwalk Ohio, NFL hall of famer (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)

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Notable Weddings on September 7th

2013Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe

1943"Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)

September 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 7th

1997Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

1978Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31

September 7th Deaths
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