What Happened on October 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
  • Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in NYC
  • Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1
  • The Ulster Defence Association open fire on the British Army in several areas of Belfast

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star ('The Real Slim Shady', 'Stan' and '8 Mile'), born in St. Joseph , Missouri

Rapper Eminem
  • Joe McEwing, American baseball player
  • Tarkan, Turkish singer
  • Vicki Goetze, Michicot WI, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-12th)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • Prince George of Yugoslavia (b. 1887)
  • Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)