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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1928

Thomas Jefferson Anderson, composer

Birth
1928

Jean R Adams, entomologist

Birth
1928

Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host

Birth
1929

Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)

Birth
1930

James Gulliver, businessman

Birth
1930

Ted Hughes, British poet laureate

Birth
1931

Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Fran, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1956) [or 1/1/21]

Birth
1932

Chet Allen, Chickasha Okla, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter)

Birth
1932

Vidiadhar S Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist (Middle Passage)

Birth
1933

Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")

Event
1933

Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

Event
1934

Maureen Connally, champion tennis player (Wimbledon)

Birth
1936

Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery and Foules), dies at 36

Death
1936

Ivan Parik, composer

Birth
1937

Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russia, cosmonaut

Birth
1938

1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland)

Event
1938

Henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship

Event
1939

Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)

Birth
1939

"Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY

Event
1940

Hitler orders total blockade of Great-Britain

Event
1940

Greece mobilizes

Event
1940

FDR and Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission

Event
1940

Thomas Williams, US, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1960)

Birth
1940

David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)

Birth
1941

Ibrahim Babangida, president of Nigeria (1985- )

Birth