On October 17, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The 290th day of the Gregorian calendar is October 17th. On this day, Canada legalised recreational marijuana use, Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize, and OPEC imposed an oil embargo on countries that supported Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
The date of October 17 falls under the sign of Libra. Playwright Arthur Miller, Ziggy Marley, and Mae Jamison are all born on October 17th. National Pasta Day and National Mulligan Day are also celebrated today.
(October 17, 1979)
(Died on October 17, 2017)