Today is 2 September 2023! Bring on the Bacon!

Today is 2 September 2023

  • International Bacon Day – Yes, please! Bacon on everything!
  • World Beard Day – Show off your epic beard on social media today!
  • Tailgating Day – Grab the grill & the cooler!
  • Blueberry Popsicles Day – The delicious forgotten frozen treat
  •  V-J Day – Today, the official ceremony marked World War II’s end. President Truman marked this day V-J Day.

Birthdays! Saturday, Sept. 2nd:

  • Zedd, 34 – EDM producer and superstar DJ  
  • Aimee Osbourne, 40 – Ozzy and Sharon’s eldest daughter
  • Katt Williams, 52 – Stand-up comedian and actor
  • K-Ci, 54 – Singer, songwriter, and member of Jodeci and K-Ci & JoJo
  • Salma Hayek, 57 – She’s gorgeous and one of Hollywood’s most powerful and influential Latina actresses
  • Lennox Lewis, 58 –  Boxing Hall of Famer
  • Keanu Reeves, 59 – John Wick actor! He’s also Neo in The Matrix. 
  • Jimmy Connors, 71 – Tennis Hall of Famer
  • Mark Harmon, 72 – Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS
  • Terry Bradshaw, 74 – Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback 
  • Harvey Levin, 73 – TMZ founder

Saturday In History: (Sept. 2nd)

  • 1940 TheGreat Smoky Mountains National Park is dedicated
  • 1945: V-J Day, the formal Surrender of Japan aboard the USS Missouri, marks the end of World War II (Japanese date, 1st September in the US)
  • 1969: The first automatic teller machine in the United States was installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • 1973: Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien died at the age of 81.
  • 1989:  Paula Abdul’s “Cold Hearted” goes to #1 in America.
  • 1989: Country singer Randy Travis crossed the Musicians Union picket line during a 3-night stand at Bally’s in Las Vegas.
  • 1992:  Prince became the highest-paid rock star after signing a $100 Million deal with Warner Brothers Records, earning $10 million per album
  • 1993: Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” video wins four awards, including Video of the Year, at the MTV Video Music Awards
  • 1994: A still unknownHootie & the Blowfish make their first of several appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman.
  • 1995: Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” becomes the first song to debut at #1 on the Hot 100. In the video, Jackson and his wife, Lisa Marie Presley, appear topless.
  • 1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened with a benefit concert featuring James Brown, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Aretha Franklin.
  • 2005: Mariah Carey becomes the fifth artist to ever hold the top two positions in the US singles chart. The singer’s ‘We Belong Together’ notched a 10th consecutive week at No.1 on the Billboard chart while ‘Shake It Off’ jumped two places to second place.
  • 2005: Kanye West made his infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” outburst during NBC’s telethon, “A Concert for Hurricane Relief”