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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1948

Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC

Event
1948

Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader

Birth
1948

Mick Taylor, rock bassist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

Birth
1949

Andy Kaufman, NYC, comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi)

Birth
1949

Debbie Watson, La Mirada Calif, actress (Karen, Tammy)

Birth
1950

11 men rob Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash and $1.5M securities

Event
1950

"Alive and Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 perfs

Event
1951

Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)

Birth
1951

China refuses ceases-fire in Korea

Event
1952

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)

Birth
1952

Larry Fortensky, former husband of Liz Taylor (7th)

Birth
1952

Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74

Death
1953

Sheila Hutchinson, rocker

Birth
1954

Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)

Event
1954

NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9

Event
1954

Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)

Event
1954

Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Birth
1954

Janet Dykman, Monterey Park Calif, archer (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1955

Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68

Death
1955

Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage

Event
1955

Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)

Birth
1955

J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68

Death
1956

Mitch Vogel, Alhambra Calif, actor (Jamie-Bonanza)

Birth
1956

David Caruso, actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes)

Birth
1956

Paul Young, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away)

Birth