On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
  • Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
  • Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Ron Drummond, American writer
  • Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian