What Happened on February 17, 1995

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY
  • Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50
  • Thelma Hulbert, painter, dies at 81
  • Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic, dies at 52
  • Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80