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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1988

Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"

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1988

Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title

Event
1988

Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees

Event
1988

Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment

Event
1988

Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft

Event
1989

Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67

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1990

"Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 perfs

Event
1990

"Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, NY and His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

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1990

Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64

Death
1991

Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, bicylist (7x Tour de France), dies

Death
1991

Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer, dies of liver disease at 72

Death
1991

J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84

Death
1991

Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals and 744 assists)

Event
1991

News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby

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1991

Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates for NL pennant in 7 games

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1991

Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

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1992

1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves

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1992

Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies

Death
1993

Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies

Death
1993

Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84

Death
1993

Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77

Death
1993

Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf

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1994

Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57

Death
1994

Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50

Death
1994

Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27

Death