On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1946

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter/actor (Olympic gold 1968, "Soap"), born in Pomona California
  • Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • Herb Orvis, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (University of Colorado; NFL: Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • James Ray "Jim" Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
1946 Highlights

About October 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra