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Notable Historical Events for July 17th

1990NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

1994123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

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

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

1917Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

1959Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovers the partial skull of a new species of early human ancestor, Zinjanthropus boisei or 'Zinj' (now called Paranthropus boisei) that lived in Africa almost 2 million years ago

1971Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship

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

1995Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)

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Notable Birthdays on July 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 17th

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

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

1999Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 17th

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

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

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

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

1961Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74

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

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