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Pathfinder: Kingmaker is released

Pathfinder: Kingmaker is an isometric role-playing game developed by Owlcat Games and published by Deep Silver. It is set within the Stolen Lands, part of the greater region of the River Kingdoms, which is, in turn, part of Golarion, the default setting of Pathfinder.

"Young Sheldon" first airs on CBS

Young Sheldon is an American television comedy on CBS created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory and follows the character Sheldon Cooper at the age of nine, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.


American golfer Arnold Palmer dies

Palmer died in September 2016 while awaiting heart surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was admitted three days earlier to undergo testing on his heart. After his funeral, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in his hometown at Latrobe Country Club.

Chicago overtakes Atlanta with the world's busiest airport

O'Hare International Airport is an international airport located on the far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles northwest of the Loop business district, operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering 7,627 acres. O'Hare has direct flights to 217 destinations in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

"Perfect Crime" celebrates its 10,000th performance

Perfect Crime is a 1987 murder mystery/thriller play by Warren Manzi. It tells the story of Margaret Thorne Brent, a Connecticut psychiatrist and potential cold-blooded killer who may have committed "the perfect crime." Perfect Crime is the longest-running play in New York City history, with over 12,000 performances.

Broadway revival of "Equus" opens

Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. Shaffer was inspired to write Equus when he heard of a crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town near Suffolk.

Halo 3 is released

Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console. The third installment in the Halo franchise, the game concludes the story arc begun in 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved and continued in 2004's Halo 2. Halo 3 grossed US$300 million in its first week.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is released

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is the sequel to the Game Boy Advance game Mario vs. Donkey Kong released in 2006, a follow up to the Game Boy Donkey Kong game, though it is more puzzle-oriented, now that the player controls several Mini Marios with the touch screen instead of Mario himself.


Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis

During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Carter performed a memorable dunk when he jumped over 7-foot-2-inch French center Frédéric Weis. Teammate Jason Kidd said it was "One of the best plays I've ever seen." The French media later dubbed it "le dunk de la mort". The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal that year and Carter led the team with 14.8 points per game.

Nirvana go to #1 on the UK album chart with "In Utero"

In Utero is the third and final studio album by American rock band Nirvana, released by DGC Records. The song lyrics and album packaging largely incorporated medical imagery that conveyed frontman Kurt Cobain's outlook on his publicized personal life and his band's newfound fame.

"Walker, Texas Ranger" first airs on CBS

Walker, Texas Ranger is an American action crime television series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. It has been broadcast in over 100 countries.


Tennis star Jimmy Connors beats tennis star Martina Navratilova

Two matches commonly referred to as a "battle of the sexes" include a match held four months earlier in 1973 between Riggs and Margaret Court, over the best of three sets, and one in 1992 between Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova, over the best of three sets and hybrid rules favoring the female player, dubbed "The Battle of Champions".

Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham dies

After drinking heavily at rehearsals, Bonham fell asleep; someone took him to bed and placed him on his side. Led Zeppelin tour manager Benji LeFevre and John Paul Jones found him unresponsive the next afternoon. Bonham was later pronounced dead at 32 years old.

American rapper T.I. is born

Clifford Joseph Harris, known professionally as T.I., is an American rapper and actor. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999, with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Harris formed the Southern hip-hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney and C-Rod.

Webber's "Evita" opens at the Broadway Theatre

Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.

Mid-air collision kills 153

Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 commercial airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft over San Diego, California in September 1978. It was Pacific Southwest Airlines' first fatal accident. Both aircraft crashed into North Park, a San Diego neighborhood.


The first modern Chicago Marathon

The first race was held in September 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. It is among the fastest growing marathon road races in the world, due in part to its largely fast and flat course which facilitates the pursuit of personal records and world record performances.

"The Partridge Family" premieres on ABC television

The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones played a widowed mother, and Cassidy played the oldest of her five children who embarked on a music career. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family The Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is born

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age. Zeta-Jones initially established herself in Hollywood with roles that highlighted her sex appeal, such as in the action film The Mask of Zorro and the heist film Entrapment.

American actor Will Smith is born

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith Jr. is an American actor, producer, comedian, rapper and songwriter. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards and has won four Grammy Awards.


American basketball player Scottie Pippen is born

Scottie Maurice Pippen is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Pip," he is most remembered for his time with the Chicago Bulls, the team with whom he won six NBA titles. Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an important role in transforming the Bulls team into a championship team.

The Temptations begin recording "My Girl"

"My Girl" is a soul music song recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy record label. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations' first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson's inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson.

The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable goes into service

TAT-1, Transatlantic No., was the first transatlantic telephone cable system. Between 1955 and 1956, cable was laid between Gallanach Bay, near Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. It was inaugurated in 1956, initially carrying 36 telephone channels.

Italian singer Zucchero is born

Zucchero Fornaciari is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician, with an Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. His stage name, Zucchero, is the Italian word for "sugar". His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul, blues and rock music, and alternates between Italian ballads and more rhythmic R&B-boogie-like pieces.

Seoul is in UN hands

United Nations forces have taken control of the South Korean capital Seoul, 3 months after it fell to North Korea. The US 7th Infantry Division and South Korean 17th Regiment have crossed the Han river and captured the North Korean stronghold on South Mountain, the spokesman said.

American actor Michael Douglas is born

Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer. Douglas's career includes a diverse range of films in the independent and blockbuster genres, for which he has received a number of accolades, both competitive and honorary. His early acting roles included film, stage, and television productions.


NHL grants franchises to Black Hawks and Red Wings

The NHL first expanded into the United States in 1924 with the founding of the Boston Bruins, and by 1926 consisted of ten teams in Ontario, Quebec, the Great Lakes region, and the Northeastern United States.

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is born

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of the Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government.

Bill of Rights is adopted in the US

In September 1789, Congress approved 12 articles of amendment to the Constitution, each consisting of one one-sentence paragraph, and submitted them to the states for ratification. Contrary to Madison's original proposal that the articles be incorporated into the main body of the Constitution, they were proposed as supplemental additions to it.

Philadelphia is occupied by British forces

In September Howe finally outmaneuvered Washington and marched into Philadelphia unopposed. Capture of the rebel capital did not bring the end to the rebellion as the British thought it would. In 18th Century warfare, it was normal that the side who captured the opposing force's capital city won the war. But the war was to continue for 6 more years, given the unconventional warfare tactics of the rebels at the time.

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