1854 – Engelbert Humperdinck the German composer was born on the 1st September 1854 (d. 1921).
1906 – The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys was established on the 1st September 1906. Official website: www.ficpi.org
1931 – Boxcar Willie the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 1st September 1931 (d. 1999).
1933 – Conway Twitty the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 1st September 1933 (d. 1993).
1939 – Lily Tomlin the American actress, comedian, writer, and producer was born on the 1st September 1939.
1957 – Gloria Estefan the Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 1st September 1957.
1965 ~ Craig McLachlan the Australian actor, musician and singer was born on the 1st September 1965. Craig McLachlan is best known for acting in Neighbours, Home and Away and Bugs. In 1990 Craig won the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television for his work on Neighbours. Craig McLachlan first appeared on Australian television in The Young Doctors before being cast as Henry Ramsay, as the brother of Kylie Minogue‘s character Charlene in Channel 10‘s Neighbours, for more than 800 episodes. Craig also won a Silver Logie playing schoolteacher Grant Mitchell in Home and Away. Craig went on to have some international success as a singer / songwriter with Australian and UK hit singles with his remake of the Bo Diddley song I Need You Baby ~ Mona. In 1993 Craig starred as Danny Zuko in the West End revival of the musical Grease, then went on to play Frankenfurter in The Rocky Horror Show and many other musicals. In the mid 1990s Craig starred in 3 series of the BBC hit television series Bugs and appeared in Catherine the Great alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Omar Sharif, and many other films. Craig McLachlan returned to Australia in 2012 to commence filming on The Doctor Blake Mysteries series playing the title role of Lucien Blake for ABC Australia / iTV UK, a drama set in 1958 Ballarat. See more at Craig Mclachlan’s official website: www.CraigMcLachlan.com.au
1974 – The SR-71 Blackbird set the record for flying from New York to London on the 1st September 1974, in the time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h), and still holds the record to this day (2013).
1982 – The United States Air Force Space Command was founded on the 1st September 1982.
2005 ~ RANDOM ACTS OF KiNDNESS DAY aka RAK, began at a national level on the 1st September 2005, in New Zealand. RAK has since been increasingly celebrated around the world in order to encourage acts of kindness. Josh de Jong is the original founder of Random Acts of Kindness Day. It is a day where people are challenged to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all.
Today in History for September 1st ~ video presented by the Associated Press…