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Thursday October 17, 2019

October 17: Day of the Week

October 17, 2019 is the 290th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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October 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1091
    London Tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.
  • 1448
    Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi is defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
  • 1610
    French king Louis XIII is crowned in Rheims.
  • 1771
    Premiere in Milan of the opera Ascanio in Alba, composed by Wolfgang Mozart, age 15.
  • 1945
    A massive number of people, headed by CGT and Evita, gather in the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina to demand Juan Peron’s release. It calls “el día de la lealtad peronista” (peronista loyalty day)
  • 1956
    The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.
  • 1965
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes after a two year run. More than 51 million people had attended the two-year event.
  • 1977
    German Autumn: Four days after it is hijacked, Lufthansa Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu, Somalia, where a team of German GSG 9 commandos later rescues all remaining hostages on board.
  • 1989
    1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).
  • 1994
    Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.

Who were born on October 17?

  • 1864
    Elinor Glyn, British writer (d. 1943)
  • 1886
    Spring Byington, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1898
    Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violin teacher (d. 1998)
  • 1925
    Harry Carpenter, English sports commentator (d. 2010)
  • 1926
    Julie Adams, American film actress
  • 1933
    Bill Anders, American astronaut
  • 1951
    Shari Ulrich, Canadian musician-songwriter, member of Pied Pumkin and UHF
  • 1963
    Norm Macdonald, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1969
    Wood Harris, American actor
  • 1987
    Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress

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