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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1977

Tony Goskowicz, Wauwautosa Wis, short track skater (Olympics-1994)

Birth
1977

22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12«-13« at Royal Lytham and St Annes England

Event
1978

Red Sox finally beat Yanks in Sept 1978, 7-3

Event
1978

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

Event
1978

Begin, Sadat and Carter sign Camp David accord

Event
1978

30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner and Sada Thompson win

Event
1979

Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71

Death
1979

Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72")

Event
1979

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

Event
1980

Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay

Death
1980

Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22

Event
1980

Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90

Death
1980

South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death

Event
1980

Solidarity labor union in Poland forms

Event
1980

"Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

Event
1980

Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria

Event
1981

Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season

Event
1982

NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa

Event
1983

Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67

Death
1983

Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black

Event
1983

Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship

Event
1984

Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

Event
1984

Richard Basehart, actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70

Death
1984

Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games

Event
1984

USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event