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Tuesday 26 September 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Good Neighbor Day (United States)

Events

  • 2008 – Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
  • 1983 – Soviet nuclear false alarm incident: Military officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
  • 1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
  • 1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.
  • 1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
  • 1918 – World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
  • 1914 – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
  • 1905 – Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity.
  • 1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
  • 1777 – American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.

Births

  • 2002 – Alex Smith, American football player
  • 1994 – Jack Conger, American swimmer
  • 1993 – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Nev Schulman, American photographer, television host, and producer
  • 1983 – D'Qwell Jackson, American football player
  • 1981 – Christina Milian, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1981 – Serena Williams, American tennis player
  • 1980 – Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast
  • 1975 – Jake Paltrow, American director and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Gary Hall, Jr., American swimmer
  • 1973 – Julienne Davis, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Marty Casey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Ras Kass, American rapper and producer
  • 1972 – Shawn Stockman, American singer
  • 1970 – Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and fashion designer
  • 1968 – Jim Caviezel, American actor
  • 1967 – Craig Janney, American ice hockey player
  • 1967 – Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1966 – Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006)
  • 1966 – Dean Butterworth, English-American drummer
  • 1964 – Dave Martinez, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964 – John Tempesta, American drummer
  • 1963 – Joe Nemechek, American race car driver
  • 1962 – Al Pitrelli, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1962 – Melissa Sue Anderson, American-Canadian actress
  • 1961 – Cindy Herron, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1960 – Doug Supernaw, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – Rich Gedman, American baseball player and coach
  • 1958 – Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1958 – Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American sailor and politician
  • 1958 – Robert Kagan, Greek-American historian and author
  • 1957 – Bob Staake, American author and illustrator
  • 1957 – Michael Dweck, American photographer and director
  • 1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress
  • 1956 – Steve Butler, American race car driver and engineer
  • 1955 – Carlene Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Cesar Rosas, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Craig Chaquico, American guitarist
  • 1954 – Kevin Kennedy, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Douglas A. Melton, American biologist and academic
  • 1949 – Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • 1947 – Dick Roth, American swimmer
  • 1947 – Lynn Anderson, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1946 – Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)
  • 1946 – Christine Todd Whitman, American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey
  • 1946 – Louise Simonson, American author
  • 1944 – Jan Brewer, American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona
  • 1942 – Gloria E. Anzaldúa, American scholar of Chicana cultural theory (d. 2004)
  • 1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
  • 1941 – David Frizzell, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1937 – Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and agent (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Leroy Drumm, American sailor and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician, 8th First Lady of South Africa
  • 1935 – Lou Myers, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Donna Douglas, American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – Joyce Jameson, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1931 – Kenneth Parnell, American sex offender (d. 2008)
  • 1930 – Philip Bosco, American actor
  • 1928 – Wilford White, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1927 – Robert Cade, American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)
  • 1925 – Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Jean Hoerni, Swiss physicist, inventor and businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1919 – Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)
  • 1918 – Eric Morley, English businessman and television host, founded the Miss World (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)
  • 1913 – Dorothy Sloop, American pianist and educator (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1911 – Al Helfer, American sportscaster (d. 1975)
  • 1909 – A. P. Hamann, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)
  • 1909 – Bill France, Sr., American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)
  • 1907 – Shug Fisher, American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and comedian (d. 1984)
  • 1901 – George Raft, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)
  • 1901 – Ted Weems, American bandleader and musician (d. 1963)
  • 1898 – George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)
  • 1894 – Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)
  • 1892 – Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1888 – J. Frank Dobie, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
  • 1887 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)
  • 1887 – Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)
  • 1881 – Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1966)
  • 1876 – Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)
  • 1875 – Edmund Gwenn, English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)
  • 1874 – Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
  • 1872 – Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)
  • 1867 – Winsor McCay, American illustrator and animator (d. 1934)
  • 1848 – Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)
  • 1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American gardener and environmentalist (d. 1845)
  • 1711 – Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Sidney Phillips, American soldier, physician, and author (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Gerald Neugebauer, American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Jim Boeke, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Sam Hall, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Tamir Sapir, Georgian-American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – Mario Montez, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Eugene Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – M'el Dowd, American actress and singer (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2011 – Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)
  • 2010 – Gloria Stuart, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2008 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)
  • 2006 – Byron Nelson, American golfer and coach (b. 1912)
  • 2006 – Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American wartime propaganda broadcaster (b. 1916)
  • 2003 – Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1963)
  • 2000 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 1999 – Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 1998 – Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1991 – Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (b. 1919)
  • 1984 – John Facenda, American sportscaster (b. 1913)
  • 1979 – Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1973 – Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)
  • 1973 – Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (b. 1891)
  • 1972 – Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)
  • 1957 – Arthur Powell Davies, American minister and author (b. 1902)
  • 1954 – Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • 1947 – Hugh Lofting, English-American author and poet (b. 1886)
  • 1946 – William Strunk, Jr., American author and educator (b. 1869)
  • 1937 – Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)
  • 1935 – Andy Adams, American author (b. 1859)
  • 1902 – Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)
  • 1820 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)
  • 1800 – William Billings, American composer and educator (b. 1746)
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