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Notable Historical Events for September 26th

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

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

46 BCJulius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

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

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

18921st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

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

1995"George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr

19258th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill

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

September 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 26th

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

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

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

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

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

2008Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)

2006Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)

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

1820Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85

September 26th Deaths
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