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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1973

Jay Riemersma, tight end (Buffalo Bills)

Birth
1973

Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger home run

Event
1973

Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

Event
1973

"Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances

Event
1973

Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's

Event
1973

US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado

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1973

Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings

Event
1974

Bayern Munchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 at Brussels

Event
1974

Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49

Death
1974

Marcia Turner, Cambridge Mass, Miss America (Mass-Top 10-1996)

Birth
1974

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet

Event
1975

"Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79

Event
1975

Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches

Event
1975

10cc releases "I'm Not in Love"

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1975

NBC paid $5M for rights to show "Gone with the Wind" one time

Event
1975

101st Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4

Event
1976

Earthquake in Uzbekistan: 1000's killed

Event
1976

28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson and M Learned

Event
1976

Peter Devine, NYC, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Anna Windsor, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner

Birth
1977

Jere Michael, Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)

Birth
1977

Menahem Begins Likoed-party wins election in Israel

Event
1978

John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies

Death
1978

Lee Lacy hits record 3rd consecutive pinch-hit home run

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