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Notable Historical Events for June 17th

1988Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens

2003Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

1944Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons

1928Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

1788After a lengthy stay in Europe, John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston

1990chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1579Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"

1960Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

1930Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

1982US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)

June 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 17th

1940George Akerlof, American economist, Nobel laureate

1980Venus Williams, Lynwood California, tennis star

1881Tommy Burns, Hanover Ontario, Canadian boxer

1945Tony Roche, Wagga Wagga Australia, tennis player and coach

1943Barry Manilow, New York City, American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs)

1882Igor Stravinsky, Oranienbaum, Russia, composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 05/06]

June 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 17th

1962Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles

2008Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic

1872Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

1997Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (57) weds actor Robert De Niro (68) at their Marbletown home

2006Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

1835Soldier and politician Jefferson Davis (27) weds Sarah Knox Taylor (21) in Louisville, Kentucky

1923Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

1853Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

1983Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

1977Senator Joseph biden of Delaware (34) weds Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

June 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 17th

2012Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

1947Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

June 17th Deaths
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