On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Taking Sides" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC
  • MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3

Famous Deaths

  • Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • Christopher Acland, English musician (Lush), dies at 30