On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.

OTD September 26 - Nolan Ryan
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1981: Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros throws the fifth no-hitter of his career, breaking Sandy Koufax's mark while becoming only the third pitcher to throw a no-hitter in each league. He would add two more for a total of seven non-hitters in his career before retiring in 1993.

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