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On September the 26th
British singer, Robert Palmer, died in Paris, France as a result of a heart attack at the age of 54.
An Indonesian passenger jet crashed near Medan airport in Indonesia. 234 people died in the crash.
The United Kingdom agreed to return Hong Kong back to China. Hong Kong had been leased to the United Kingdom in 1898. The lease had a life of 99 years.
The Australia II sailing boat became the first non-American boat to win the Americas Cup. The New York Yacht Club had remained the unbeaten champion for over 25 challenges in over 113 years making it by far the longest winning streak in the history of any sport.
American tennis player, Serena Williams, was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She is considered as one of the top female players of the last decade, having been, previously, ranked number one in the world. She is also the younger sister of tennis star, Venus Williams.
The Beatles released their Abbey Road album in the United Kingdom.
The television series, The Brady Bunch, premiered on the ABC channel. It was one of the most successful family themed sitcoms of the 60's - 70's.
Bob Dylan makes his public debut in New York City at the age of 20.
The first televised debate took place in Chicago, Illinois, between US presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy. The pre-election televised debate is a custom that has been established ever since.
During the course of the Korean War, United Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.
American-born writer, TS Eliot, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was one of the most influential poets of the 20th century and in 1948 won the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1927 he was given British citizenship and converted to Anglicanism.
The Parthenon in Athens was damaged after Venetian forces bomb Athens in the course of besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
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