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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1934

Alan Bates, Allestree Engld, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)

Birth
1934

1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)

Event
1934

Buddy Ryan, NFL coach (Phila Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals)

Birth
1934

Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)

Birth
1934

Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58

Death
1935

Johnny Bush, country singer

Birth
1936

Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)

Birth
1936

Jim Brown, Ga, NFL full back (Cleveland Browns)/actor (Dirty Dozen)

Birth
1936

Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)

Birth
1936

Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74

Death
1936

"Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts

Event
1936

-58øF (-50øC), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)

Event
1936

SN Behrmann's "End of Summer," premieres in NYC

Event
1937

Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)

Birth
1938

1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)

Event
1938

Mary Frances Berry, educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights)

Birth
1939

Mary Ann Mobley, Biloxi Ms, Miss America-1959/actr (Diff'rent Strokes)

Birth
1939

Katwijk soccer team forms

Event
1940

British destroyers board German Altmark off Norway

Event
1940

Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (S African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)

Birth
1940

Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia

Event
1941

Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1960)

Birth
1941

Gene Pitney, Hartford Ct, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity)

Birth
1941

Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1942

Huey Newton, Black Panther leader

Birth