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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1973

Arabs decrease oil production

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1974

Ren‚ A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57

Death
1974

"Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per

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1974

NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak

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1974

Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3

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1974

Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series

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1975

UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"

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1975

Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

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1975

1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss

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1975

Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90

Death
1976

China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

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1976

Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39øF (until 1997)

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1977

West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages and killing 3 of 4 hijackers

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1977

Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament

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1977

Robert C "Cal" Hubbard, US baseball player/umpire, dies at 77

Death
1978

Jean Am‚ry, [Johannes Mayer], Austr writer (Mind's Limits), dies at 65

Death
1978

Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year

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1978

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1978

Pres Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship

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1978

NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series

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1978

NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)

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1979

John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81

Death
1979

S J Perelman, US humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75

Death
1979

Karel Reiner, composer, dies at 69

Death
1979

Pitts Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series

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