October 17 | On this Day

Year Description Category
2011 German politician Manfred Gerlach died. Death day
2011 American inventor Edgar Villchur died. Death day
2000 Golfer from United States, Harry Cooper died. Death day
1994 Chess grandmaster from Ukraine, Vitaliy Bernadskiy was born. Birthday
1990 Chess grandmaster from Germany, Falko Bindrich was born. Birthday
1983 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Dmitriy Skorchenko was born. Birthday
1980 Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Hafeez was born. Birthday
1978 Italian politician Giovanni Gronchi died. Death day
1970 Indian cricketer Anil Kumble was born. Birthday
1969 Golfer from South Africa, Ernie Els was born. Birthday
1966 American businessman Doug McMillon was born. Birthday
1965 Sri Lankan cricketer Aravinda de Silva was born. Birthday
1961 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Alexander Raetsky was born. Birthday
1958 Golfer from United States, Blaine McCallister was born. Birthday
1958 Aeroflot (CCCP-42362) aircraft incident at Vurnarsky District, Chuvash ASSR, Russian SFSR, USSR, killed 80 people. Man-Made Disaster
1957 American physicist and engineer Eric Fossum was born. Birthday
1956 Astronaut from United States, Mae Jemison was born. Birthday
1936 Egyptian politician Hazem Al Beblawi was born. Birthday
1934 Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal died. Death day
1933 Astronaut from United States, William Anders was born. Birthday
1926 Astronaut from United States, Karl Henize was born. Birthday
1921 Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya was born. Birthday
1912 Pope John Paul I was born. Birthday
1897 Russian inventor Nikolay Slavyanov died. Death day
1888 English consulting engineer Archibald Low was born. Birthday
1737 Magnitude 8.5 earthquake in Kamchatka, Russia. This is one of the largest earthquake by magnitude. Natural Disaster
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