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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1947

Charles A Ingene, macromarketing researcher

Birth
1947

Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist

Birth
1947

Michael McKean, NYC, actor (Laverne and Shirley, SNL, Spinal Tap)

Birth
1948

George Wendt, Chicago Ill, actor (Norm-Cheers)

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1948

Margot Kidder, Yellowknife, actress (Lois Lane, Amityville Horror)

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1949

Maurice Willis Wright, composer

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1949

Bill Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)

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1949

Timothy Bottoms, Santa Barbara Calif, actor (Adam-East of Eden)

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1950

Michael Lynn Synar, (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- )

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1950

Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)

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1950

Howard E Rollins Jr, Balt Md, actor (Bannister-Wildside,Another World)

Birth
1951

Egyptian army fires on British troops

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1954

Phila Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)

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1955

Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel

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1955

Sam Bottoms, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Prime Risk, Savages)

Birth
1956

Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)

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1956

England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens

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1956

Mae C Jemison, Decatur Alabama, MD/astronaut (STS 47)

Birth
1956

Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt

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1957

John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70

Death
1957

Vincent Van Patten, Belrose NY, actor (Apple's Way, 3 for the Road)

Birth
1957

Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

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1957

"Copper and Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances

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1957

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits White House

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1957

II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan

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