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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1960

Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)

Birth
1961

Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto Calif, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92)

Birth
1961

Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)

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1961

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

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1961

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1961

Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62

Death
1961

Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Bleke Bet), dies at 68

Death
1962

Justice Dept files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools

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1962

US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts

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1962

Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)

Birth
1962

Wayne Riley, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer

Birth
1963

"Fugitive" premieres on ABC TV

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1963

Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)

Birth
1963

Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32

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1964

Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)

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1964

Christian Conrad, actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers)

Birth
1964

Karen Straker, horse show jumper

Birth
1964

"Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV

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1964

Supremes release "Baby Love"

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1964

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

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1965

WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting

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1966

Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1966

Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings

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1966

Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35

Death
1967

Maurice Hurst, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)

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