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Friday 17 February 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Random Acts of Kindness Day (United States)

Events

  • 1996 – NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
  • 1980 – First winter ascent of Mount Everest by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy.
  • 1964 – In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.
  • 1959 – Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2: The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
  • 1949 – Chaim Weizmann begins his term as the first President of Israel.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Eniwetok begins: The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.
  • 1933 – Newsweek magazine is first published.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
  • 1863 – A group of citizens of Geneva founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • 1819 – The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time.
  • 1801 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
  • 1621 – Myles Standish is appointed as first military commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America.

Births

  • 1994 – Angie Miller, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1989 – Chord Overstreet, American actor and singer
  • 1984 – Drew Miller, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Jimmy Jacobs, American wrestler
  • 1983 – Kevin Rudolf, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1982 – Brian Bruney, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1981 – Paris Hilton, American model, media personality, actress, singer, DJ, author and businesswoman
  • 1980 – Al Harrington, American basketball player
  • 1974 – Jerry O'Connell, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1972 – Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer
  • 1972 – Taylor Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1971 – Denise Richards, American model and actress
  • 1968 – Bryan Cox, American football player and coach
  • 1966 – Michael Lepond, American bass player
  • 1965 – Michael Bay, American director and producer
  • 1963 – Jen-Hsun Huang, Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Nvidia
  • 1963 – Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and voice actor
  • 1963 – Michael Jordan, American basketball player and actor
  • 1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor and director
  • 1959 – Rowdy Gaines, American swimmer and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Alan Wiggins, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1956 – Richard Karn, American actor and game show host
  • 1954 – Lou Ann Barton, American blues singer-songwriter
  • 1954 – Rene Russo, American actress
  • 1950 – Rickey Medlocke, American guitarist
  • 1949 – Dennis Green, American football player and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1948 – Rick Majerus, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – Shahrnush Parsipur, Iranian-American author and academic
  • 1945 – Zina Bethune, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Huey P. Newton, American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (d. 1989)
  • 1940 – Gene Pitney, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1937 – Mary Ann Mobley, American model and actress, Miss America 1959 (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Jim Brown, American football player and actor
  • 1935 – Christina Pickles, English-American actress
  • 1933 – Bobby Lewis, American R&B singer
  • 1933 – Craig L. Thomas, American captain and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Larry Jennings, American magician and author (d. 1997)
  • 1931 – Buddy Ryan, American football coach (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Roger Craig, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1929 – Chaim Potok, American rabbi and author (d. 2002)
  • 1925 – Hal Holbrook, American actor and director
  • 1924 – Margaret Truman, American singer and author (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Buddy DeFranco, American clarinet player and bandleader (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Tommy Edwards, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1921 – Duane Gish, American biochemist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Curt Swan, American soldier and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1919 – Joe Hunt, American tennis player (d. 1945)
  • 1919 – Kathleen Freeman, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – William Bronk, American poet and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1914 – Arthur Kennedy, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1914 – Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1959)
  • 1912 – Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
  • 1911 – Oskar Seidlin, German-American author, poet, and scholar (d. 1984)
  • 1910 – Marc Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1908 – Red Barber, American sportscaster (d. 1992)
  • 1906 – Mary Brian, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1904 – Hans Morgenthau, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1980)
  • 1900 – Ruth Clifford, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1893 – Wally Pipp, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1965)
  • 1888 – Otto Stern, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)
  • 1881 – Mary Carson Breckinridge, American nurse-midwife, founded Frontier Nursing Service (d. 1965)
  • 1874 – Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (d. 1956)
  • 1844 – Aaron Montgomery Ward, American businessman, founded Montgomery Ward (d. 1913)
  • 1832 – Richard Henry Park, American sculptor (d. 1902)
  • 1821 – Lola Montez, Irish-American actress and dancer (d. 1861)
  • 1781 – René Laennec, French physician, invented the stethoscope (d. 1826)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Michael Novak, American Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1933)
  • 2017 – Robert H. Michel, American politician (b. 1923)
  • 2016 – Tony Phillips, American baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 2015 – John Barrow, American-Canadian football player and manager (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Bob Casale, American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (b. 1975)
  • 2013 – Sophie Kurys, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Michael Davis, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Ulric Neisser, German-American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2010 – Kathryn Grayson, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
  • 2006 – Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2006 – Ray Barretto, American drummer (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2003 – Steve Bechler, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • 1994 – Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (b. 1951)
  • 1989 – Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 1986 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (b. 1895)
  • 1982 – Lee Strasberg, American actor and director (b. 1901)
  • 1982 – Nestor Chylak, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1922)
  • 1982 – Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (b. 1917)
  • 1970 – Alfred Newman, American composer and conductor (b. 1900)
  • 1966 – Hans Hofmann, German-American painter (b. 1880)
  • 1962 – Bruno Walter, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1876)
  • 1962 – Joseph Kearns, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1961 – Nita Naldi, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1946 – Dorothy Gibson, American actress and singer (b. 1889)
  • 1909 – Geronimo, American tribal leader (b. 1829)
  • 1905 – William Bickerton, English-American religious leader, leader in the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1815)
  • 1890 – Christopher Latham Sholes, American publisher and politician (b. 1819)
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