(Wednesday, September 2, 1992) — The Crying Game, an intriguing tale of a group of IRA kidnappers and the British soldier they nab and want to exchange for one of their own, premiered today at the Venice Film Festival
Directed by Neil Jordan, the film starred Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson and Forest Whitaker. It would go on to receive six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
(Saturday, September 2, 1972) — Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress by The Hollies peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It was the fifth of six top ten hits on the chart (1966-1974) for the group from Lancashire, England.
(Saturday, September 2, 1972) — I’m Still in Love with You by Al Green peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It was Green’s third of eight top ten hits on the chart (1972-1988).
(Saturday, September 2, 1972) — You Don’t Mess Around with Jim by Jim Croce peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It was Croce’s first of five top ten hits on the chart.
(Tuesday, September 2, 1862, during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restored Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan to full command today following the defeat of General John Pope at the Second Battle of Bull Run.