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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

193852nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0 6-3)

1976Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

1916World War I: Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkr├Ąfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

1953Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

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

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

1944British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US

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

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

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

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

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

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

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

September 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 17th

1957Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

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

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

September 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 17th

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

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

September 17th Deaths
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