On September 5, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 248th day of the Gregorian calendar is September 5. The first Labor Day parade in the United States was held in New York City on this day, Muhammad Ali won the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Rome Olympics, and NASA launched the Voyager 1 spacecraft.
The 5th of September falls under the Virgo zodiac sign. Freddie Mercury, Michael Keaton, and Jesse James all share the same birthday. International Day of Charity, National Cheese Pizza Day, and Telephone Tuesday all fall on September 5.
(September 05, 1997)