October 17 holidays in 2018

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Chung Yeung Festival
Hong kong National Holiday
Double Ninth Day
Taiwan Observance
Double Ninth Festival
China Observance
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- International
Dessalines Day
Haiti National/legal Holiday
National Pasta Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 17

  • 1662: Dunkirk is sold to France for forty thousand pounds by Charles II of England.
  • 1777: During the American Revolutionary War, British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga, New York.
  • 1781: British General Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1814: During the London Beer Flood, 8-people die.
  • 1917: During WWI, the British do the first bombing of Germany.
  • 1919: The Radio Corporation of America is incorporated on this day.
  • 1931: The notorious gangster Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.
  • 1933: Albert Einstein and his wife leave Nazi Germany to live in the United States.
  • 1943: Nazi extermination camp Sobibor is closed on this day.
  • 1966: A raging fire at a New York City building ends up killing 12 firefighters on this day. That would make this the single deadliest day for the NY Fire Department until the Sept 11. attacks.
  • 1979: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Mother Teresa on this day.

Famous Birthdays on October 17

  • American illustrator and author Jerry Siegel is born in 1914.
  • American screenwriter and playwright Arthur Miller is born in 1915.
  • American painter and sculptor Adele Stimmel Chase is born in 1917.
  • American actress and singer Marsha Hunt is born in 1917.
  • American actor Montgomery Clift is born in 1920.
  • Scottish author, poet and playwright, George Mackay Brown is born in 1921.
  • American motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is born in 1938.
  • Australian poet and critic Les Murray is born in 1938.
  • American pianist and conductor Stephen Kovacevich is born in 1940.
  • American drummer Michael Hossack is born in 1946.
  • American actor, director and comedian, Michael McKean is born in 1947.
  • American singer-songwriter Chris Kirkpatrick is born in 1971.
  • American rapper, actor and producer, Eminem is born in 1972.
  • English actor Matthew Macfayden is born in 1974.
  • American actor Alimi Ballard is born in 1977.

Diwali

Marine Corps Birthday

Thanksgiving

Giving Tuesday

Chinese New Year

Lantern Festival

Earth Day