Almanac: September 2, 2013
- 1914 - Booker T. Laury (d. 1995)
- 1925 - Hugo Montenegro (d. 1981)
- 1925 - Russ Conway (d. 2000)
- 1939 - Sam Gooden (Impressions) (74)
- 1939 - Bobby Purify (born Robert Lee Dickey) (James & Bobby Purify) (74)
- 1940 - Jimmy Clanton (73)
- 1943 - Joe Simon (70)
- 1943 - Rosalind Ashford (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (70)
- 1946 - Marty Grebb (Buckinghams) (67)
- 1946 - Billy Preston (d. 2006)
- 1947 - Richard Coughlan (Caravan) (66)
- 1950 - Michael Rother (Kraftwerk) (63)
- 1951 - Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra) (62)
- 1952 - Fritz McIntyre (Simply Red) (61)
- 1957 - Steve Porcaro (Toto) (56)
- 1958 - Jerry Augustyniak (10,000 Maniacs) (55)
- 1959 - Paul Deakin (Mavericks) (54)
- 1961 - k.d. lang (52)
- 1966 - Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) (47)
- 1969 - Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey (K-Ci & JoJo) (44)
- 1975 - Tony Thompson (Hi-Five) (38)
- 1976 - Phil Lipscomb (Taproot) (37)
- 1977 - Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) (36)
- 1983 - Rich Boy (born Marece Richards) (30)
- 1987 - Spencer Smith (Panic! At the Disco) (26)
- 2001 - Jay Migliori (Saxophonist who played with Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Frank Zappa) - Colon cancer (70)
- 2004 - Billy Davis (songwriter, producer) (72)
- 2009 - Guy Babylon (Elton John Band) - Heart attack (53)
- 1953 - Eddy Arnold and Colonel Tom Parker dissolved their management deal.
- 1955 - Alan Freed held his Labor Day concert at Brooklyn Paramount with Chuck Berry, the Moonglows, the Cadillacs, the Nutmegs and the Harptones.
- 1956 - Jimmy C. Newman became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1962 - Tommy Roe left his regular job at General Electric when Sheila hit number 1 and ABC Records offered him $5,000.
- 1965 - Connie Smith and Bob Luman became members of the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1970 - The band Genesis run an ad in Melody Maker for a drummer. Phil Collins answers it.
- 1971 - The Grateful Dead's former manager, Lenny Hart, was arrested after taking off with $70,000 that belonged to the band.
- 1978 - Teddy Pendergrass promoted his album Life is a Song Worth Singing by performing a show for women only.
- 1986 - 16-year-old Debbie Gibson signs with Atlantic Records.
- 1988 - The Human Rights Now! tour opened in London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n'Dour.
- 1989 - Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for threatening to kill his wife, Sharon.
- 1995 - A grand opening concert for the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is played by Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and others.
- 2001 - Clarence Clemmons' show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ was interrupted when the club received a bomb threat.
- 2002 - The home of Bjork was broken into while she was asleep in her room. Recording equipment was stolen.
- 2005 - A televised benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina was marred when Kanye West stated "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
- 2006 - Ron Isley was sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud.
- 1978 - George Harrison and Olivia Trinidad Arias
- 1989 - Ric Ocasek (Cars) and Paulina Porizkova
- 1964 - Little Red Rooster - Rolling Stones
- 1965 - First demos - Doors
- 1957 - Wake Up Little Susie - Everly Brothers (single)
- 1965 - Yesterday - Beatles (single)
- 1978 - Animal House - Soundtrack
- 1981 - Controversy - Prince (single)
- 1993 - MTV Video Music Awards
- Video of the Year, Group Video, Metal/Hard Rock Video - Jeremy - Pearl Jam
- Male Video - Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
- Female Video - Constant Craving - k.d. lang
- New Artist - Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
- R&B Video, Dance Video - Free Your Mind - En Vogue
- Rap Video - People Everyday - Arrested Development
- Alternative Video - In Bloom - Nirvana
- 1965 - Ready, Steady, Go - Rolling Stones
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1972 - Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan (2 weeks)
- 1989 - Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul (1 week)
- 1995 - You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson (1 week)
- 1989 - Repeat Offender - Richard Marx (1 week)
- 1995 - Dangerous Minds - Soundtrack (4 weeks)
- 2006 - Back to Basics - Christina Aguilera (1 week)