17 September 2021
7.50pm (AEST) – NRL Semi-Finals – Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters – BB Print Stadium, Mackay
Australian Citizenship Day, marking the anniversary of the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia (1900)
Birthdays for Indian PM Narendra Modi (1950) and director Baz Luhrmann (1962)
• Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek becoming the first to report the existence of bacteria (1683)
• the debut of the Looney Tunes characters Wile E Coyote and Road Runner in the cartoon Fast and Furry-ous (1949)
• the premiere of MAS*H (1972)
• the signing of the Camp David Accords, frameworks for peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel (1978)
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