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Friday, September 22, 2017.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - USSR detonates its 1st atomic bomb
  • 1949 - WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 - Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
  • 1950 - Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
  • 1953 - Islamic uprising in Atjeh at Indonesia
  • 1954 - Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • 1955 - (ITV) Commercial TV begins in England
  • 1955 - -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean
  • 1955 - Commercial TV begins in England
  • 1955 - Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in 9
  • 1957 - "Maverick" premieres
  • 1957 - Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
  • 1958 - KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 - US nuclear sub USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
  • 1959 - Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1960 - Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • 1961 - Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min
  • 1961 - Jim Gentile's ties record of 5 grand slams in a year
  • 1962 - Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall
  • 1963 - Czechoslovakian premier Sikory deposed by Josef Lenart)
  • 1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1964 - "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 perfs
  • 1964 - "Man from U.N.C.L.E," premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1965 - India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect
  • 1966 - Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance," premieres in NYC
  • 1966 - KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 - Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • 1966 - Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • 1966 - Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
  • 1967 - Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • 1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 - Iraq adopts constitution
  • 1968 - KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open
  • 1968 - Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
  • 1968 - Zond 5 completes flight
  • 1969 - "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1969 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
  • 1969 - SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes 2nd player to hit HR # 600
  • 1969 - Willie Mays hits his 600 HR off Mike Corkins
  • 1970 - Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
  • 1971 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 - Dictator Idi Amin throws 8,000 Asians out of Uganda