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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

1941Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

1927Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco

1961Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in NYC

1976Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

1984Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner

1980"Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

1961Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game against the Chicago Bears, coming off the bench to lead the Vikings to a 37-13 victory, also becoming the only QB to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game

1984Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

1953Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1978Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

1904Frederick Ashton, Ecuador, British choreographer (Cinderella), (d. 1988)

1945Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers)

1931Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)

1743Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)

September 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 17th

1965Tennis star Billie Jean King (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

1937Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

1942Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

1954Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City

September 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 17th

1994Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

1877William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77

September 17th Deaths
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