The History Channel
• On Sept. 4, 1957, Ford Motor Company unveils the Edsel, the first new automobile brand produced by one of the Big Three car companies since 1938. One reporter called it "an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon." In addition, at highway speeds the famous hood ornament had a tendency to fly off and into the windshield.
• On Sept. 5, 1972, during the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, Germany, a group of Palestinian terrorists storms the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage. The terrorists were part of a group known as Black September.
• On Sept. 8, 1986, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is broadcast nationally for the first time. It went on to become the highest-rated talk show in TV history. By 2008, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" had an estimated weekly audience of some 46 million viewers in the United States and was broadcast around the world in 134 countries.