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Notable Historical Events for September 26th

1973Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

1992Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

1964"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

1954Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

1961Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record

1982"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

2006Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City

1771Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

1976Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf

1960Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

September 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 26th

1948Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)

1902Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc)

1981Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams)

1888T. S. Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965)

September 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 26th

1919German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

1986Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector on a civil ceremony in Italy

1861Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

1933Director Victor Fleming (44) weds Lucile Rosson

September 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 26th

2006Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)

1820Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85

2010Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

2008Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)

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