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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1980

Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 MPH/285.8 kph)

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1980

Shanyn MacEachern, Brampton Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

Graham Sutherland, painter, dies

Death
1981

Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history

Event
1981

Donielle Thompson, Wheatridge CO, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96)

Birth
1981

Lisa Skinner, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1982

Lee Strasberg, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All), dies at 81

Death
1982

Theolonious S Monk, US, jazz pianist/composer (Blue Monk), dies at 64

Death
1982

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)

Birth
1982

Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England

Event
1983

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1983

Netherlands adopts constitution

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1983

Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot

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1984

Lucille Benson, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69

Death
1985

Wanda Perry, actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67

Death
1985

3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)

Event
1985

Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita

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1985

Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater

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1985

1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England

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1985

1st class postage rises from 20› to 22›

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1986

Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad

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1986

Johnson and Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs

Event
1986

Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)

Event
1986

Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90

Death
1986

Paul Stewart, actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window), dies

Death