On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1994

Historical Events

Music Concert

Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Sports History

Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

Famous Deaths

  • Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
  • Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50
  • Ralph Hill, American athlete (Olympic silver 5,000m 1932; same time as winner Lauri Lehtinen), dies at 85
  • Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
1994 Highlights

About October 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra