What Happened on January 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

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Historical Events

  • Ammunition factory explodes in Muiden, Netherlands, 16 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Gail Toushin, LPGA golfer
  • Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • Todd Susman, actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, dies at 63
  • Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)