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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1969

Theodore Ernest Els, Johannesburg S Afr, PGA golfer (1994 US Open)

Birth
1969

Soyuz 7 returns to Earth

Event
1969

Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (SD Chargers)

Birth
1970

Jean-Paul de Young, soccer player (FC Utrecht)

Birth
1970

John Mabry, Wilmington DE, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1970

Anil Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg-spinner since 1990)

Birth
1970

Marciano Vink, soccer player (Genoa/PSV)

Birth
1970

Tasha Tsang, Saskatoon Saskatchwan, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1970

Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt

Event
1970

Shauna O'Brien, Pasco Wash, actress (Showgirls)

Birth
1971

Henry McMillian, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1971

Ernest Dixon, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)

Birth
1971

Byron Chamberlain, NFL/WLAF tight end Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)

Birth
1971

Pitts Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series

Event
1971

Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic

Event
1971

Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens

Event
1972

1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins

Event
1972

Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in NYC

Event
1972

Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1

Event
1972

Vicki Goetze, Michicot WI, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-12th)

Birth
1972

Eminem, American rapper and movie star ('The Real Slim Shady', 'Stan' and '8 Mile')

Birth
1973

Keith McKenzie, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1973

Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA (1996)

Birth
1973

Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47

Death
1973

5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against US and Netherlands begins

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