On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
  • It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland
  • Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron Chamberlain, American football tight end (Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer ('N Sync)
  • Ernest Dixon, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Henry McMillian, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)