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 This day in History - November 17
368 Historic Events for November 17
1959

William R Moses, LA Calif, actor (Cole-Falcon Crest)

Birth
1959

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72

Death
1959

William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof

Event
1960

New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada

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1960

RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)

Birth
1960

Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)

Birth
1961

Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)

Birth
1962

Eric Olson, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Apple's Way)

Birth
1962

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1962

"Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances

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1962

"Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs

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1962

Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me," premieres in NYC

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1962

Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami

Death
1962

Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC

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1963

Pedro Luis Estrada, Bkln NY, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

Birth
1963

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

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1963

Marco T Dawson, Freising Germany, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-2nd)

Birth
1964

Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1964

British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa

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1964

Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)

Birth
1965

Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)

Birth
1965

Raffaella Reggi, Italy, tennis star

Birth
1965

Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)

Birth
1965

Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

Birth
1965

Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)

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