TODAY IN HISTORY - 9/17:

1934 - RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)
1947 - Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
1964 - "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
1967 - "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
1972 - "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV
1983 - Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1923 - Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')
1931 - Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)
1948 - John Ritter, Burbank California, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire)
1957 - Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

GOODBYE TO:

1997 - Red Skelton, comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
2006 - Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)

 

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