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OCTOBER 17

Performing Artists
1895 Doris Humphrey (Illinois-born Dancer) Illinois Performing Artists Dance
1900 Jean Arthur (Pennsylvania-born Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1903 Irene Ryan (Texas-born Actress: Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
1909 Cozy Cole (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Drummer) New Jersey Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1918 Rita Hayworth (New York City-born Actress) Rita Hayworth American Performing Artists Film
1920 Montgomery Clift (Nebraska-born Actor) Montgomery Clift American Performing Artists Film
1938 Evel Knievel (Montana-born Daredevil) Montana Performing Artists Biography.com
1947 Michael McKean (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1948 Margot Kidder (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
George Wendt (Chicago-born Actor: Norm in Cheers) Chicago Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
1950 Howard Rollins (Maryland-born African-American Actor) Maryland Performing Aritsts American Performing Artists African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1958 Alan Jackson (Georgia-born Country & Western Musician) Alan Jackson Country & Western Musicians
1962 Mike Judge (American Actor) American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1968 Ziggy Marley (Jamaican Popular Musician) Jamaican Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1972 Eminem (Missouri-born Popular Singer) Missouri Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Sports Figures
1946 Bob Seagren (California-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures The Olympic Games National Track and Field Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2008 Levi Stubbs (Detroit-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Detroit Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists National Public Radio
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1823 The Pepin and Barnet Circus Performs in Vincennes, Indiana Vincennes, Indiana Circus Indiana Historical Society
1919 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) Is Formed Radio Businesses & Corporations Baruch College
1957 Jailhouse Rock, Starring Elvis Presley, Premieres in Memphis, TN Tennessee Elvis Presley Film Internet Movie Database
1970 President Richard Nixon Travels to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a Dinner in Honor of Green Bay Packers Quarterback Bart Starr Green Bay, Wisconsin President Richard Nixon The American Presidency Football Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1973 The Movie The Way We Were Opens in Theaters Barbra Streisand Film History Channel
1974 The Oakland A's Win Third Straight World Series California Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
2000 Goalie Patrick Roy's 448th Win (NHL Record) Ice Hockey Daily Camera

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