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 This day in History - November 17
368 Historic Events for November 17
1985

NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28

Event
1985

Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81

Death
1986

Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71

Death
1986

Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered

Death
1986

"Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances

Event
1987

George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

Event
1987

Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81

Death
1988

Justin Cooper actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital)

Birth
1988

Neil Simon's "Rumors," premieres in NYC

Event
1988

Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

Event
1988

Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84

Death
1989

Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies

Death
1989

Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73

Death
1989

Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract

Event
1991

John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80

Death
1991

Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33

Death
1991

Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55

Death
1991

Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams

Event
1991

"Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances

Event
1991

1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)

Event
1992

Audre Lorde, St Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies

Death
1992

"Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances

Event
1992

Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft

Event
1992

Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test

Event
1992

Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole

Event