September 05: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

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.


Happy Birthday! (September 05, 1946)
Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter and producer. photo source:


(September 05, 1960)
Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) takes home the gold medal in the 175-pound light heavyweight boxing event at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. photo source:

(September 05, 1997)
The 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa, died at age 87 in Calcutta, where she spent much of her life working with the impoverished (Kolkata). photo source:

(September 05, 2001)
On this day in 2001, scientists revealed a discovery of energy flares that offered strong evidence of the predicted black hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy during a scientific meeting in Washington, D.C.

(September 05, 2016)
Phyllis Schlafly, an American writer and political activist most known for her resistance to the women's movement and, in particular, the Equal Rights Amendment, died at the age of 92.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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