October 17, 1956 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mae Jemison, 1st African American woman in space (STS 47), born in Decatur, Alabama

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)