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The 17t o October is the 290t day o the year (291t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 75 days bidin.

1989: Collapsed upper deck o the San Francisco- Oakland Bay Brig
2006: US Population clock on 300 million
  • 1780 - Richard Mentor Johnson, Vice Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1850)
  • 1912 - Pape John Paul I (d. 1978)
  • 1914 - Willie Buchan, Scots fitbawer (d. 2003)
  • 1914 - Simon Ramsay, 16t Yerl o Dawhoosie, Scots laund-awner, politeecian an colonial govrenor (d. 1999)
  • 1915 - Arthur Miller, American playwricht (d. 2005)
  • 1917 - Marsha Hunt, American actress
  • 1918 - Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1920 - Miguel Delibes, Spaingie writer (d. 2010)
  • 1921 - George Mackay Brown, Scots poet an writer (d. 1996)
  • 1926 - Archie Duncan, Scots historian (d. 2017)
  • 1933 - William Anders, American astronaut
  • 1938 - Evel Knievel, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • 1951 - Colin Beattie, Scots politeecian
  • 1956 - Mae Jemison, American astronaut
  • 1956 - Pat McCrory, American politeecian
  • 1966 - Mark Gatiss, Inglis actor
  • 1968 - David Robertson, Scots fitbawer
  • 1969 - Ernie Els, Sooth African gowfer
  • 1969 - Wyclef Jean, Haitian muisicker, actor an politeecian
  • 1972 - Eminem, American rapper an sangster
  • 1979 - Kimi Raikkonen, Finnish racin driver
  • 1982 - Graeme Morrison, Scots rugby union player
  • 1983 - Felicity Jones, Inglis actress
  • 532 - Pape Boniface II
  • 1788 - John Brown, Scots medicinar (b. 1735)
  • 1806 - Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian politeecian (b. 1758)
  • 1934 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spaingie pathologist an neuroscientist (b. 1852)
  • 1849 - Frédéric Chopin, Pols componer (b. 1810)
  • 1868 - Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (b. 1775)
  • 1887 - Gustav Kirchhoff, German pheesicist (b. 1824)
  • 1967 - Puyi, last Emperor o Cheenae (b. 1906)
  • 2012 - Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actress (b. 1952)
  • 2017 - Danielle Darrieux, French actress an sangster (b. 1917)

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