On This Day in History for September 17 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 166 of 166

  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • 1962 US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
  • 1963 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
  • 1967 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
  • 1968 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
  • 1970 Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • 1972 BART begins passenger service in San Francisco
  • 1972 Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
  • 1975 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
  • 1976 Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
  • 1976 NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California

Music releaseAlbum Release

1976 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1977 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1977 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
  • 1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Camp David Accords, frameworks for peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1979 Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72")
  • 1980 Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
  • 1980 South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
  • 1980 Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
  • 1980 Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
  • 1983 8th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Big Chill" directed by Lawrence Kasdan wins the People's Choice Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister, succeeding John Turner

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1984 Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
  • 1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1985 Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • 1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • 1986 Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
  • 1986 Mets clinch NL East Championship
  • 1986 US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
  • 1987 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1987 Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988 Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL & NL
  • 1988 13th Toronto International Film Festival: "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" directed by Pedro Almodovar wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1989 -21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1989 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
  • 1990 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing
  • 1990 Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
  • 1991 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • 1991 The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • 1992 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • 1992 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion
  • 1992 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • 1993 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 1994 Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • 1994 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1997 Dr Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test
  • 2001 Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11
  • 2002 27th Toronto International Film Festival: "Whale Rider" directed by Niki Caro wins the People's Choice Award

  • 2004 Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
  • 2005 30th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tsotsi" directed by Gavin Hood wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2007 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City
  • 2008 The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea
  • 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.
  • 2012 Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
  • 2012 China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
  • 2012 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • 2012 United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
  • 2013 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada
  • 2014 Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
  • 2015 US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports 2015 Northern Hemisphere summer hottest on record
  • 2016 Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29
  • 2017 Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atlético Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 124 of 124

  • 1947 Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)
  • 1947 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
  • 1947 Tessa Jowell, British MP
  • 1948 Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950 Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 1950 Chris Heister [Gun Christina Heister], Swedish politician, born in Östhammar, Uppsala
  • 1950 Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
  • 1953 Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • 1956 Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
  • 1957 David Bintley, choreographer
  • 1961 Pamela Ann Melroy, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1963 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • 1963 Michael Adler, American businessman
  • 1963 Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
  • 1963 Amy Roloff, American reality star
  • 1965 Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
  • 1968 Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
  • 1969 Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player
  • 1974 Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
  • 1977 Latoya Warning, Suriname 4th Miss Teenager (1993)
  • 1982 Hope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist
  • 1991 Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
  • 1994 Taylor Ware, American yodeler

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History