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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1957

9-county commission recommends creation of BART

Event
1957

Cavern Club opens (home of Beatles' 1st appearance)

Event
1957

Donna Stone, NJ, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)

Birth
1958

Jez Strode, rocker (Kajagoogoo)

Birth
1959

Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)

Birth
1959

"Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances

Event
1959

Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi

Death
1960

John Crawford, Palo Alto Ca, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)

Birth
1960

Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)

Birth
1960

NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21

Event
1960

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

Event
1961

Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba

Event
1961

Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36

Death
1961

Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ

Birth
1962

A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m

Event
1962

Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF

Event
1962

Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56

Death
1962

Jim Carrey, Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb and Dumber, Mask)

Birth
1963

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

Event
1963

Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km

Event
1964

Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

Death
1964

Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)

Birth
1966

Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago

Event
1966

B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

Event
1966

Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)

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