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Notable Historical Events for July 17th

1974John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

1990NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

1983112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

1926Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)

1717Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

1585English secret service discovers Anthony Babington's murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I

1934Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

2013U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

2005134th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 274 at St Andrews

1978Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him

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Notable Birthdays on July 17th

1899James Cagney, New York City, NY, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy)

1921Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], St. Paul Minnesota, American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league)

1952David Hasselhoff, Balt Md, actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch)

1917Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), (d. 2012)

1947Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), London England, wife of Prince Charles

1956Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Saskatchewan, NHL Center (NY Islanders)

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Notable Weddings on July 17th

1999Actress Raquel Welch (58) weds Richard Palmer in Beverly Hills, California

1954Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

1999Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

1990Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

1990Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

1988NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

July 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 17th

1967John Coltrane, US jazz sax/composer (Round Midnight), dies at 40

1790Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)

1918Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

2009Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist (b. 1916)

1959Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

1918Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

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