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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1965

Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)

Birth
1965

Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies

Death
1965

WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1965

"On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 perfs

Event
1965

Connie Ann Hearn, Anchorage Alaska, actress (New Kind of Family)

Birth
1966

Danny Ferry, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Birth
1966

Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies

Death
1966

Soledad Jiminez, Spanish actor (Phantom ofthe Range), dies at 91

Death
1967

Mark Johnson, Worcester MA, infielder (Pitts Pirates)

Birth
1967

Adrianne Werdel Witmeyer, LA Calif, tennis star (1990 Futures-Chiba)

Birth
1967

Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61

Death
1967

Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1967

Nathalie Tauziat, Bangui Cent Afr Rep, tennis star (1993 Quebec City)

Birth
1967

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1967

Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km

Event
1967

Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue

Event
1967

Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

Event
1967

Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, LA Calif, tennis star

Birth
1967

"Hair" premieres on Broadway

Event
1967

Allen West, US metal guitarist (Obituary, Cause of Death)

Birth
1968

Ziggy Marley, reggae performer

Birth
1968

Heather McDermid, Calgary Alberta, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK

Event
1969

NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY

Event
1969

Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Birth