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 This day in History - September 26
373 Historic Events for September 26
1954

KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die

Event
1955

Carlene Carter, Nashville Tn, country singer (I Fell in Love)

Birth
1955

NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929

Event
1956

Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78

Death
1956

Linda Hamilton, Salisbury Md, actress (Catherine-Beauty and the Beast)

Birth
1957

Dag Hammarskjā€¯ld re-elected secretary-general of UN

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1957

Bernstein and Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in NYC

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1957

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1957

Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway

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1957

"West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 perfs

Event
1958

Carl Brisson, actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho), dies at 64

Death
1958

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1958

Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup

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1959

Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty

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1959

Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60

Death
1959

Vera, Japan hit by a typhoon; about 5,000 die

Event
1959

SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0

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1959

Japan hit by typhoon Vera; about 5,000 die

Event
1960

Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1960

William Ling, cricketer (S African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies

Death
1960

1st of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place (Chicago)

Event
1960

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

Event
1961

Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81

Death
1961

Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67

Death