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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1955

"Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 perfs

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1955

Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)

Birth
1956

Mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42

Death
1956

Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school

Event
1956

Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year

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1957

2 male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

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1957

KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1957

Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight

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1957

Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat

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1957

John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81

Death
1957

David Bintley, choreographer

Birth
1958

Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71

Death
1958

Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1958

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1958

EugŠne Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70

Death
1959

Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea

Event
1959

Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39

Death
1959

Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit

Event
1959

59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus

Event
1959

Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)

Birth
1960

John Franco, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (NY Mets)

Birth
1960

Hank Baran, San Diego Calif, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican)

Birth
1960

Cuba nationalizes US banks

Event
1960

"Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs

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1960

Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81

Death