September 17, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • "Car 54, Where are You?" premieres on US TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in NYC

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Birthdays in History

  • Pamela Ann Melroy, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92), born in Palo Alto, California

Deaths in History

  • Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62