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Today in History: Thursday, September 7, 2023

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ABC sitcom “The Flying Nun,” starring Sally Field and featuring Shelley Morrison (pre-“Will & Grace”) opened its three season run in 1967. A total of 83 episodes were produced.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006. Cohen plays the leading role of Borat Sagdivev, a fictional Kazakhstani journalist who travels through the United States to make a documentary which features real-life interactions with Americans.

In 2016, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band performed their longest show in America, at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes

Rap artist Tupac Shakur was hot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. He died six days later.

Guy LafleurTony Esposito and Brad Park were inducted in the NHL Hall of Fame.

Celebrity Birthdays
Singer Gloria Gaynor is 80; singer Alfa Anderson of Chic is 76; actress Susan Blakely (“The Towering Inferno,” ″The Concorde: Airport ’79″) is 75; actress Julie Kavner (“The Simpsons”) is 73; singer Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is 72; actor Corbin Bernsen is 69; actor Michael Emerson (“Lost”) is also 69; pianist Michael Feinstein is 67; songwriter Diane Warren is also 67; singer Margot Chapman (Starland Vocal Band) is 66; comedian Leslie Jones (“Supermarket Sweep,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 56; model Angie Everhart is 54; actress Diane Farr (“Numb3rs,” “Rescue Me”) is also 54; actor Tom Everett Scott (“Southland,” ″That Thing You Do!”) is 53; actress Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie”) is 50; actor Oliver Hudson (“Nashville”) is 47; actor Devon Sawa (“Slackers,” ″Final Destination”) is 45; actress Alyssa Diaz (“The Rookie”) is 38; actress Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” ″Thirteen”) is 36; actor Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”) is 34; actor Ian Chen (“Fresh Off the Boat”) is 17.

Did You Know?
Julie Kavner, who is also remembered as Rhoda’s sister Brenda, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” spin-off “Rhoda” in 1978. Talks were immediately underway to spin-off Kavner’s character of Brenda after “Rhoda” debuted, but it never surfaced. Her second Emmy was in 1992 for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for animated “The Simpsons.”