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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1949

Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris

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1950

Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)

Birth
1950

31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY

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1951

Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer, dies at 94

Death
1952

Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US US table tennis player (Olympic-92)

Birth
1952

Guillermo Vilas, tennis player (1977 US Open)

Birth
1953

Janice Dickinson, Bkln NY, model (Vogue)

Birth
1953

Baseball star/pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea

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1953

DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven

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1954

Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)

Birth
1954

Evert Gorter, children artist (Kindergeneeskunde), dies at 72

Death
1955

Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB

Event
1955

Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Bowden of CAN

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1955

Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist, dies at 52

Death
1955

Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257

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1955

Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US

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1955

KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1956

Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB

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1956

Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA

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1956

Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA

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1956

Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz and Oppelt of AUT

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1957

Fire in Warreton Mo, kills 72

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1957

Suez Canal reopens

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1957

Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

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1958

Heidi Hagman, actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place)

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