On This Date In History – September 5th
On this date in history: A TV announcer was married....for the 7th time, some guy named Cassius won a metal, tragedy at the Olympics and the first computer generated music video to air on MTV Europe wins some awards.
316 years ago: In 1698, Russia's Peter The Great imposed a tax on BEARDS. Maybe he should have just gone with the 'flat tax'?
108 years ago: In 1906, Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University threw the first forward pass in football.
54 years ago: In 1960, Cassius Clay won the light heavyweight boxing gold medal at the Rome Olympics.
42 years ago: In 1972, Palestinian terrorists invaded the Olympic village in Munich and killed 11 ISRAELI ATHLETES.
28 years ago: In 1986, Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" won an MTV award for Video of the Year.
27 years ago: In 1987, "American Bandstand" was canceled after 30 years on the air.
23 years ago: In 1991, R.E.M. won six MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year for "Losing My Religion".
21 years ago: In 1993, JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist DAVE NAVARRO joined the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. It didn't work out.
17 years ago: In 1997, MOTHER TERESA died in Calcutta, India, at age 87.
17 years ago: In 1997, turtle-looking poon-hound LARRY KING married his SEVENTH wife, Shawn Southwick. Today is Larry and Shawn's 17th Anniversary.
15 years ago: In 1999, "Candid Camera" genius ALAN FUNT died of a stroke at the age of 84. His son Peter has just resurrected the show again for TV Land, this time with Mayim Bailik as the host.
14 years ago: In 2000, 42-year-old Mark Bailey pleaded no contest to stalking and terrorizing BROOKE SHIELDS for 15 years. Bailey was sentenced to probation and counseling after he agreed to stay away from Shields for the next 10 years.