October 17

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on October 17. From 1900 until now. October 17 is under the sign of Libra. Famous birthdays on this day include Eminem (1972), Rita Hayworth (1918) and Montgomery Clift (1920). Several movies were released around October 17 over the years, such as Stand by Me in 1986 directed by Rob Reiner and Maachis in 1996 directed by Gulzar.
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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Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Maachis

Maachis

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Gulzar

Starring: Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh, Kanwaljit Singh

How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

Release year: 1941

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Country: United States of America

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Country: United States of America

K-PAX

K-PAX

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Iain Softley

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 17?


Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • 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
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Events

  • 2018 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip launch two rockets at Israel, one landing in the southern city of Beersheba, causing serious damage to a house but no injuries, and the other landing in the sea. (The Times of Israel)
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Raqqa: The Syrian Democratic Forces announce the end of the battle for ISIL's de facto capital. (Al Jazeera)
  • 2016 Iraqi Civil War: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces the start of the Battle of Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, to retake ISIL-held Mosul, the self-declared caliphate's capital in Iraq. (Reuters), (Reuters²)
  • 2015 Henriette Reker, a candidate in Cologne's mayoral race, is stabbed in the neck by a man claiming to be angry over Germany's refugee policies. Reker is in serious condition, as is an aide. Three others suffered minor injuries. (BBC) (Today Online)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around October 17 over the years?
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Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery

Year: 1997

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In a novel that explores the fun and challenge, and occasional absurdity, of new beginnings, Danielle Steel tells the story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.At

The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

The Great Railway Bazaar

Year: 1975

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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature.

Up The Organization by Robert Townsend

Up The Organization

Year: 1970

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Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association,

Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman

Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry

Year: 1966

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Rabbi Small returns in this New York Times–bestselling novel to investigate a mysterious death on the Day of Atonement The day before Yom Kippur, the synagogue sound system is on the blink,

Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Grandfather Stories

Year: 1955

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Book by Adams, Samuel Hopkins

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