Country Superstar Hank Williams Is Born. Read His Bio

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September 17
On This Day: September 17

Hank Williams
Born: September 17, 1923
Died: January 1, 1953
Age: 29 years old
Birthplace: Georgiana, AL, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer

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Events
1787
225 years ago
The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia by 38 delegates, including George Washington and James Madison.
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1849
163 years ago
Harriet Tubman and her brothers, Ben and Henry, escape from slavery. Ben and Henry ultimately turn back, but Harriet continues.
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1967
45 years ago
The Doors are banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison sings the word "higher" during a performance of "Light My Fire."
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1983
29 years ago
Vanessa Williams makes history when she is crowned the first African-American Miss America.
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Born On This Day
Hank Williams
Born: September 17, 1923
Died: January 1, 1953
Age: 29 years old
Birthplace: Georgiana, AL, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
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John Ritter
Born: September 17, 1948
Died: September 11, 2003
Age: 54 years old
Birthplace: Burbank, CA, United States
Occupation: Television Actor, Philanthropist
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Anne Bancroft
Born: September 17, 1931
Died: June 6, 2005
Age: 73 years old
Birthplace: The Bronx, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
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Died On This Day
Red Skelton
Died: September 17, 1997
Age: 84 years old
Place: Palm Springs, CA, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
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Spiro Agnew
Died: September 17, 1996
Age: 77 years old
Place: Berlin, MD, United States
Occupation: Governor, U.S. Vice President
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John Elder
Died: September 17, 1869
Age: 45 years old
Place: London, England
Occupation: Engineer, Inventor
Best Known For >>

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