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Friday 22 September 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • American Business Women's Day (United States)
  • Earliest date for the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere: - French Republican New Year, the first day ("Grape") in the Month of Vendémiaire. (French Revolution); - The first day of Miķeļi (ancient Latvia)
  • Hobbit Day, the containing week is celebrated as Tolkien Week. (American Tolkien Society)

Events

  • 1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
  • 1919 – The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
  • 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
  • 1862 – Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • 1792 – Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • 1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • 1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • 1692 – The last of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials are hanged; the remainder of those convicted are all eventually released.

Births

  • 1994 – Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1990 – Denard Robinson, American football player
  • 1985 – Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)
  • 1979 – Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet
  • 1976 – David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Mo Collins, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1973 – Bob Sapp, American wrestler
  • 1971 – Elizabeth Bear, American author and poet
  • 1971 – Gloria Borger, American journalist
  • 1971 – Luther Reigns, American actor and wrestler
  • 1970 – Mike Matheny, American baseball player and manager
  • 1970 – Mystikal, American rapper and actor
  • 1969 – Matt Sharp, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1967 – Brian Keene, American novelist
  • 1967 – Matt Besser, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
  • 1965 – Dan Bucatinsky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
  • 1965 – Robert Satcher, American physician, engineer, and astronaut
  • 1964 – Ken Vandermark, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1961 – Bonnie Hunt, American actress, producer, and talk show host
  • 1961 – Catherine Oxenberg, American actress
  • 1961 – Michael Torke, American composer
  • 1961 – Vince Coleman, American baseball player
  • 1960 – Scott Baio, American actor
  • 1959 – Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1959 – Tai Babilonia, American figure skater and talk show host
  • 1958 – Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
  • 1958 – Neil Cavuto, American journalist and author
  • 1957 – Johnette Napolitano, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1956 – Debby Boone, American singer, actress, and author
  • 1956 – Doug Wimbish, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1955 – Jeffrey Leonard, American baseball player and coach
  • 1952 – Bob Goodlatte, American lawyer and politician
  • 1951 – Doug Somers, American wrestler (d. 2017)
  • 1951 – Mike Graham, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2012)
  • 1949 – James Cartwright, American general
  • 1947 – Norma McCorvey, American activist (d. 2017)
  • 1947 – Robert Morace, American author and academic
  • 1946 – Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager
  • 1943 – Paul Hoffert, American keyboard player, composer, and academic
  • 1943 – Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1942 – David Stern, American lawyer and businessman
  • 1942 – Ole Anderson, American wrestler
  • 1941 – Jeremiah Wright, American pastor and theologian
  • 1939 – Gilbert E. Patterson, American bishop (d. 2007)
  • 1938 – Gene Mingo, American football player
  • 1934 – Jack McGregor, American captain, lawyer, and politician
  • 1934 – Lute Olson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1933 – Jesco von Puttkamer, German-American engineer (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Leonardo Balada, Spanish-American composer and educator
  • 1933 – T. Cullen Davis, American businessman
  • 1930 – Joni James, American singer
  • 1928 – Eric Broadley, English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Eugene Roche, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – James Lawson, American activist, author, and academic
  • 1928 – Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1926 – Bill Smith, American clarinet player and composer
  • 1925 – Leila Hadley, American author (d. 2009)
  • 1925 – Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – J. William Middendorf, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of the Navy
  • 1924 – Ray Wetzel, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1951)
  • 1922 – David Sive, American environmentalist and lawyer (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Will Elder, Jewish-American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)
  • 1920 – Eric Baker, English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (d. 1976)
  • 1920 – William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Lillian Chestney, American painter and illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1912 – Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1909 – John Engstead, American photographer and journalist (d. 1983)
  • 1908 – Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (d. 2002)
  • 1902 – John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (d. 1988)
  • 1901 – Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1900 – Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1900 – William Spratling, American-Mexican silversmith and educator (d. 1967)
  • 1896 – Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (d. 1930)
  • 1895 – Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1892 – Billy West, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1975)
  • 1891 – Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (d. 1978)
  • 1889 – Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1885 – Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1957)
  • 1885 – Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940)
  • 1880 – Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (d. 1958)
  • 1870 – Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1942)
  • 1833 – Stephen D. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1908)

Deaths

  • 2015 – James David Santini, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Joe LeSage, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Phyllis Tickle, American author and academic (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Gary Brandner, American author and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Hans Erich Slany, German industrial designer, founded TEAMS Design (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Jane Connell, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1913)
  • 2010 – Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2004 – Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – Ray Traylor Jr., American professional wrestler better-known as the Big Boss Man (b. 1963)
  • 2003 – Gordon Jump, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – George C. Scott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1927)
  • 1996 – Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903)
  • 1989 – Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1987 – Dan Rowan, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1922)
  • 1981 – Harry Warren, American composer and songwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1961 – Marion Davies, American actress and comedian (b. 1897)
  • 1881 – Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (b. 1831)
  • 1852 – William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed Hammersmith Bridge (b. 1783)
  • 1777 – John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (b. 1699)
  • 1776 – Nathan Hale, American soldier (b. 1755)
  • 1692 – Martha Corey, American woman accused of witchcraft (b. 1620)
  • 1539 – Guru Nanak, Sikh religious leader, founded Sikhism (b. 1469)
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