On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 2007

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

Famous Deaths

  • Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)
  • Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), dies at 76