5 September It Happened Today
1569 Death of Dutch painter Peter Breughel the Elder.
1847 Birth of American outlaw Jesse James.
1922 American aviator James Doolittle, makes the first coast to coast crossing of America by plane.
1946 Birth of Zanzibar born British singer Freddie Mercury.
1972 Eleven Israeli athletes are killed by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympic Games.
1982 Death of WWII British fighter pilot, Sir Douglas Bader.
1997 Death of Mother Theresa of Calcutta.