October 17: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

October 17th marks the 290th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 291st in case of leap years). There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Libra. Famous birthdays on this day include Eminem (1972), Rita Hayworth (1918) and Montgomery Clift (1920).
But much more happened on October 17 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around October 17 over the years?
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The Devil's Hour

The Devil's Hour

Release year: 2022

Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Jamie Blanks



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Olivier Babinet

The Carmilla Movie

The Carmilla Movie

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Spencer Maybee

Starring: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander

Please Stand By

Please Stand By

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve, River Alexander


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 17?


  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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  • 2018 Two rockets were launched by Palestinians from Gaza Strip at Israel. One landed in Beersheba in the south, inflicting severe damage to a home but not injuring anyone, while the other landed in the sea.
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Raqqa - The Syrian Democratic Forces announce that the battle for ISIL’s de facto capital is over.
  • 2016 Iraqi Civil War: The Battle of Mosul is announced by Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi Prime Minister, and backed by the U.S.-led Coalition. This battle will retake ISIL-held Mosul which was declared the capital of the caliphate in Iraq. (Reuters),
  • 2015 Henriette Reker is a candidate for Cologne's mayoral race. A man claims he is angry about Germany's refugee policies and stabs her in the neck. Reker and an aide are both in serious condition. Three other people sustained minor injuries.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  • 2016 - Closer
  • 2015 - The Hills
  • 2014 - All About That Bass
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - One More Night
  • 2011 - Someone Like Youyoutube
  • 2010 - Just The Way You Are
  • 2009 - Down
  • 2008 - Live Your Life
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Feel It Still
  • 2016 - Heathens
  • 2015 - Renegades
  • 2014 - A Sky Full Of Stars
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - Some Nights
  • 2011 - Walk
  • 2010 - Say You'll Haunt Me
  • 2009 - Check My Brain


Which were the most popular books released around October 17 over the years?
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Look Me In The Eye by John Elder Robison

Look Me In The Eye

Year: 2007



The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth

The Deceiver

Year: 1991


Sam McCready is The Deceiver. He is a legendary operative in the Secret Intelligence Service.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

Year: 1982


Jane Fonda's Book of Workouts

Inside Russia Today by John Gunther

Inside Russia Today

Year: 1958


Excellent hardcover. Good DJ. Pages are unmarked and clean. Pages have light shelf foxing/dust-dulling at the top edges. The covers show some shelf wear. Binding is strong, hinges tight.

Operation Sea Lion by Peter Fleming

Operation Sea Lion

Year: 1957


The Germans were preparing to launch Operation Sea Lion in 1940, which would be the invasion of England. The British, still recovering from Dunkirk's destruction, rallied around their defenses.

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