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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

1979Royals' George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season

1984Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

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

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

1964Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

1947Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1927Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco

2004Barry Bonds hits his 700th career home run

1995Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1944British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

1923Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')

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

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

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

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

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

September 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 17th

1858Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63

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

September 17th Deaths
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