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Notable Historical Events for July 17th

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

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

1978NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out

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

1983Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

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

1990NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

2005Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once

1980Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president

1988117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

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Notable Birthdays on July 17th

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

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

1889Erle Stanley Gardner, Malden Mass., US detective writer (Perry Mason), (d. 1970)

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

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Notable Weddings on July 17th

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)

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

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

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

July 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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