Friday 17 September 1926
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
The Strong Man, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Bill Black: American bass player and bandleader (The Blue Moon Boys) (d. 1965).
- Curtis Harrington: American actor director and screenwriter (d. 2007).
- Hovie Lister: American minister and pianist (The Statesmen Quartet and Masters V) (d. 2001).
- Jack McDuff: American singer and organist (d. 2001).
- Reginald Marsh: Actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here).
- Jean Domenge: Lille Journalist
- Jean-Marie Lustiger: French cardinal who converted from Judaism to Roman Catholicism at the age of 13 and went on to become archbishop (1981–2005) of Paris, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in France. Lustiger always thought of himself as a Jew and worked throughout his career for Jewish-Christian reconciliation.
- August Sauer: Austria literature historian, dies at 70.
- Hurricane hits Miami and Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
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- Cherie, I Love You - Ross Gorman & His Orchestra
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