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July 17 – A Day as Today. Find out what happened a day like today, July 17: Who was born? Who died? What is celebrated? Ephemeris of July 17th in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of July 17:
In the Gregorian Calendar, July 17 is the 198th
(hundredth – ninety eighth) day of the year.

There are 167 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

We prove by logic, but we discover by intuition.

— Henri Poincaré
French mathematician (died July 17, 1912)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 17 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 180: Twenty inhabitants of Scilius (Scillium, an unidentified city in North Africa), are executed for being Christians.
  • 1048: in Rome, Damaso II is elected pope.
  • 1099: in the current State of Israel – within the framework of the First Crusade – third day of massacre against the Muslim population in Jerusalem (conquered two days earlier by the Europeans).
  • 1203: the Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople. Byzantine Emperor Alexios III Angelo leaves the capital to go into exile.
  • 1242 or 1243: in Spain, Orihuela is reconquered by the Castilian troops under the command of King Alfonso X el Sabio.
  • 1402 – Zhu Di, commonly known as Yongle, assumes the throne of the Ming Dynasty.
  • 1429: Charles VII of France is crowned King of France in Reims Cathedral after Joan of Arc’s successful campaign in the Hundred Years War.
  • 1453: Battle of Castillon, the last battle of the Hundred Years’ War, in which French troops under the command of Jean Bureau defeat the troops of the Earl of Shrewsbury, who died after the battle in Gascony.
  • 1512: in Spain, the Castilian troops under the command of Fadrique Álvarez de Toledo and Enríquez, begin the invasion of the Kingdom of Navarra.
  • 1762: in Russia, Catherine II becomes tsarina after the assassination of Pedr III.
  • 1771: at the Blood Falls, 15 km before the mouth of the Coppermine River in the Arctic Sea (in Canada), the Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, who was traveling as a guide for the British explorer Samuel Hearne (1745-1792) in his reconnaissance of Canada, massacres a group of the Inuit ethnic group.
  • 1789: King Louis XVI visits Paris and accepts the tricolor flag.
  • 1791: Members of the National Guard under the command of the Marquis de La Fayette open fire on a radical Jacobin crowd on the Champ de Mars in Paris during the French Revolution, killing 50 people.
  • 1793: in France, Charlotte Corday is guillotined for killing Jean-Paul Marat in the bathroom.
  • 1817: In Venezuela, Second Battle of Angostura War of Independence of Venezuela.
  • 1821: the Kingdom of Spain cedes the territory of Florida to the United States.
  • 1823: in Peru, the supreme military chief Antonio José de Sucre hands over the presidency to José Bernardo de Tagle.
  • 1861: Mexico’s 1861 suspension of payments law was enacted.
  • 1899: the German biologist Christofredo Jakob arrives in Buenos Aires (Argentina). In the specially built laboratory he will create the Argentine-German Neurobiological School where he will train more than 4000 researchers. Since 1982 it has been commemorated as Neuroscientific Researcher Day in that country (Resolution 7/1982 of the Center for Neurobiological Research, Ministry of Health).
  • 1906: in the Philippines, President Macario Sacay y de León is captured by American troops.
  • 1917: King George V proclaims the law by which the descendant line of the British Royal family will bear the surname Windsor.
  • 1918: in Yekaterinburg (Russia), Tsar Nicholas II and his family are executed by order of the Bolshevik Party.
  • 1918: The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued 705 survivors of the Titanic, is sunk in Ireland by a German submarine, killing five people.
  • 1928: General Álvaro Obregón, a Mexican counterrevolutionary, is assassinated while attending a meal to celebrate his reelection to the presidency of the republic.
  • 1936: a military uprising directed against the government of the Second Republic begins in Spain. When it fails, the Spanish Civil War begins.
  • 1942: in Spain the Constitutive Law of the Cortes is promulgated.
  • 1944: in Coutances, near Saint-Lô (France) ―in the framework of World War II―, American pilots drop napalm bombs for the first time from a P-38 plane on some gasoline tanks.
  • 1945: In the framework of World War II, the US Army carries out the largest aerial bombardment of the city of Numazu, in Japan. Allied leaders Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the city of Potsdam to decide the future of defeated Germany.
  • 1948: The Constitution of South Korea is promulgated.
  • 1955: Disneyland opens in Anaheim (California).
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its Pisonia atomic bomb, 255 kt.
  • 1966: In Japan, the acclaimed television series Ultraman created by Eiji Tsuburaya is broadcast for the first time, it would be the beginning of one of the largest superhero franchises in the world.
  • 1968: revolution in Iraq when Abd ar-Rahman Arif is overthrown by the Baath Party to install Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr in the government.
  • 1975: An American Apollo mates with a Soviet Soyuz capsule, becoming the first union of spacecraft of the two nations. The space race was ended.
  • 1976: East Timor is annexed as the 27th province of Indonesia.
  • 1976: the Montreal Olympic Games are inaugurated where 25 African nations boycott the New Zealand team.
  • 1979: In Nicaragua ―in the framework of the Sandinista Revolution―, President Anastasio Somoza Debayle fled the country to Miami (United States).
  • 1980: in Japan, Zenkō Suzuki is appointed prime minister.
  • 1980: in Bolivia, General Luis García Meza Tejada leads one of the bloodiest coups in the history of that country.
  • 1989: first flight of the B-2 Spirit bomber.
  • 1991: somewhere in Europe the European Earth observation satellite ERS is launched.
  • 1993: at the Estadio Monumental de Núñez (Buenos Aires), the American band Guns N ‘Roses, performs for the last time with the semi-classical line-up (made up of Duff McKagan, Slash, Axl Rose, Gilby Clarke and Matt Sorum), before 70,000 spectators.
  • 1994: at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena (United States), Brazil is crowned soccer world champion for the fourth time by beating Italy on penalties.
  • 1998: in Italy, the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court is signed.
  • 2002: on the Island of Perejil, Spanish soldiers evict Moroccan soldiers who had occupied the island six days before. (Operation Romeo-Sierra).
  • 2005: at the Cogolludo checkpoint (Spain), 11 members of the checkpoint died in the tragic fire in the Riba de Saelices.
  • 2006: Another 7.9 earthquake hits the island of Java, Indonesia, causes a tsunami that kills more than 1000 people
  • 2007: at the Congonhas airport (São Paulo, Brazil), TAM Linhas Aéreas Flight 3054 from Porto Alegre skidded on landing and collided with a fuel tank, leaving 200 dead.
  • 2008: in Argentina, the vote for a controversial withholding law ends in a tie 36-36 in the Senate. Julio Cobos (Vice President of the Nation) votes against the Government he represents.
  • 2008: in Spain, Vicente del Bosque takes over as technical director of said selection, who in South Africa 2010 will be world champion.
  • 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is shot down by a missile in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people.
  • 2020 In Ecuador, Maria Alejandra Muñoz is elected as Vice President. The lawyer was elected by the National Assembly of Ecuador by parliamentary vote, which became the fourth Vice President of Ecuador in the Lenin Moreno term.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 17 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1474: Ismail I, Iranian king (d. 1524).
  • 1499: Maria Salviati, Italian nobleman (d. 1543).
  • 1512: Sibyl of Cleves, German nobleman (d. 1554).
  • 1561: Jacopo Corsi, Italian composer (d. 1602).
  • 1584: Agnes of Brandenburg, German nobleman (d. 1629).
  • 1674: Isaac Watts, English composer and theologian (d. 1748).
  • 1676: César Chesneau Dumarsais, French grammarian and philosopher (d. 1756).
  • 1698: Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician (d. 1759).
  • 1714: Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (d. 1762).
  • 1744: Elbridge Gerry, American politician and vice president (d. 1814).
  • 1763 – John Jacob Astor, German-American merchant (d. 1848).
  • 1766: José Joaquín Camacho Lago, Colombian politician and journalist (d. 1866).
  • 1770: José Canga Argüelles, Spanish politician (d. 1843).
  • 1792: Justo Briceño Otálora, Venezuelan military man (d. 1868).
  • 1797: Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856).
  • 1825: Álvaro Dávila, Spanish aristocrat (d. 1825).
  • 1826: Frederick Augustus Abel, English chemist (d. 1902).
  • 1831 – Chinese Emperor Xianfeng (d. 1861).
  • 1837: B. Lewis Rice, Indo-British archaeologist and linguist (d. 1927).
  • 1840: Édouard-François André, French landscape architect and botanist (d. 1911).
  • 1843: Julio Argentino Roca, Argentine military man, president between 1880 and 1886, and between 1898 and 1904 (d. 1914).
  • 1845: Ragna Nielsen, Norwegian educator and politician (d. 1924).
  • 1846: Casto Plasencia y Maestro, Spanish painter (d. 1890).
  • 1853: Alexius Meinong, Ukrainian-Austrian philosopher (d. 1920).
  • 1860: Otto Lummer, German physicist (d. 1925).
  • 1871: Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1956).
  • 1873: Federico Moyúa Salazar, Spanish politician (d. 1939).
  • 1876: Luis Cabrera Lobato, Mexican lawyer and politician (d. 1954).
  • 1877: Hermann Jadlowker, Israeli tenor of Latvian origin (d. 1953).
  • 1878: José María Plans, Spanish physicist and mathematician (d. 1934).
  • 1883: Mauritz Stiller, Swedish filmmaker (d. 1928).
  • 1888: Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Ukrainian-Israeli writer (d. 1970).
  • 1888: Milan Füst, Hungarian writer (d. 1967).
  • 1889: Erle Stanley Gardner, American jurist and lawyer (d. 1970).
  • 1894: Georges Lemaître, Belgian astrophysicist (d. 1966).
  • 1898: Berenice Abbott, American photographer (d. 1991).
  • 1899: James Cagney, American actor (d. 1986).
  • 1900: Marcel Dalio, French actor (d. 1983).
  • 1901: Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938).
  • 1902: Christina Stead, Australian writer (d. 1983).
  • 1905: Jacinto Quincoces, Spanish soccer player (d. 1997).
  • 1906: John Carroll, American actor (d. 1979).
  • 1910: Frank Olson, American biologist (d. 1953).
  • 1913: Roger Garaudy, French philosopher and writer (d. 2012).
  • 1914: Eleanor Steber, American soprano (d. 1990).
  • 1915: Oberdán Salustro, Italian-Argentine industrialist (d. 1972).
  • 1917: Phyllis Diller, American actress (d. 2012).
  • 1917: Kenan Evren, Turkish general and politician, 7th president of his country (d. 2015).
  • 1917: Generoso Jiménez, Cuban trombonist (f. 2007).
  • 1917: Isang Yun, Korean composer (d. 1995).
  • 1918: Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan politician, president of his country (f. 2003).
  • 1919: Alberto Barajas Celis, Mexican mathematician and physicist (d. 2004).
  • 1920: Gordon Gould, American physicist, inventor of the laser (d. 2005).
  • 1920: Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman and politician (d. 2010).
  • 1921: Pío Corcuera, Argentine soccer player (d. 2011).
  • 1921: Louis Lachenal, French mountaineer (d. 1955).
  • 1922: Donald Davie, English poet and literary critic (d. 1995).
  • 1925: Carla Boni, Italian singer (d. 2009).
  • 1925: Carlos París, professor of philosophy and Spanish writer (d. 2014).
  • 1925: Jimmy Scott, American singer (d. 2014).
  • 1926: Edouard Carpentier, Canadian wrestler (d. 2010).
  • 1927: Juan Miguel Lope Blanch, Spanish philologist (f. 2002).
  • 1928: Joe Morello, American jazz drummer, of the band The Dave Brubeck Quartet (d. 2011).
  • 1932: Johnny Kerr, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009).
  • 1932: Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer (d. 2013).
  • 1932: Quino, Argentine cartoonist and humorist, creator of Mafalda (f. 2020).
  • 1933: Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, Maltese politician and prime minister.
  • 1935: Diahann Carroll, American actress.
  • 1935: Peter Schickele, American composer and educator.
  • 1935: Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor.
  • 1938: Franz Alt, German journalist and theologian.
  • 1938: Hermann Huppen, Belgian writer and illustrator.
  • 1938: Juan Bernal Ponce, Chilean-Costa Rican architect and artist (d. 2006).
  • 1939: María Ilva Biolcati, Italian singer and actress.
  • 1939: Spencer Davis, British guitarist, of the band Spencer Davis Group.
  • 1939: Ali Khamenei, Iranian politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of Iran.
  • 1940: Francisco Toledo, Mexican painter (f. 2019).
  • 1942: Connie Hawkins, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1943: LaVyrle Spencer, American writer.
  • 1944: Jean-Claude Brisseau, French filmmaker (d. 2019).
  • 1944: Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian soccer player (d. 2016).
  • 1945: Alexander, Yugoslav prince.
  • 1946: Meinhard Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s older brother (d. 1971)
  • 1947: Camilla Mountbatten-Windsor, British aristocrat.
  • 1947: Wolfgang Flür, German musician, of the Kraftwerk band.
  • 1949: Geezer Butler, British musician and composer, of the band Black Sabbath.
  • 1950: Derek de Lint, German actor.
  • 1950: Phoebe Snow, American guitarist, of the band Sisters of Glory (d. 2011).
  • 1950: P. J. Soles, German-American actress.
  • 1951: Irene Bianchi, Argentine journalist, theater critic, actress and translator.
  • 1952: Carmen Balagué, Spanish actress.
  • 1952: David Hasselhoff, American actor and singer.
  • 1952: Nicolette Larson, American singer (f. 1997).
  • 1952: Robert R. McCammon, American writer.
  • 1954: Angela Merkel, politician and German Chancellor since 2005.
  • 1954: J. Michael Straczynski, American writer.
  • 1955: Paul Stamets, American mycologist.
  • 1956: Julie Bishop, Australian politician.
  • 1957: Julián Infante, Spanish guitarist, of the band Los Rodríguez (f. 2000).
  • 1958: Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai.
  • 1960: Robin Shou, Hong Kong actor.
  • 1960: Dawn Upshaw, American soprano.
  • 1960: Jan Wouters, Dutch footballer and manager.
  • 1961: American guru, rapper and actor (d. 2010).
  • 1961: Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor.
  • 1961: Jeremy Hardy, British comedian (f. 2019).
  • 1962: Lokman Slim, Lebanese politician and activist (d. 2021).
  • 1963: Suha Arafat, Palestinian politician.
  • 1963: Regina Belle, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1963: Letsie III, Lesotho king.
  • 1963: John Ventimiglia, American actor.
  • 1964: Andy Abraham, English singer.
  • 1964: Heather Langenkamp, ​​American actress, producer and director.
  • 1965: Santiago Segura, Spanish actor, screenwriter, director and producer.
  • 1966: Lou Barlow, American musician, of the bands Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh.
  • 1968: Beth Littleford, American actress.
  • 1968: Andre Royo, American actor.
  • 1969: Jaan Kirsipuu, Estonian cyclist.
  • 1971: Joan Frank Charansonnet, Spanish actor, screenwriter and filmmaker.
  • 1971: Calbert Cheaney, American basketball player.
  • 1971: Cory Doctorow, Canadian writer.
  • 1971: Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1972: Donny Marshall, American basketball player.
  • 1972: Jason Rullo, American drummer, of the band Symphony X.
  • 1972: Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer.
  • 1972: Eric Williams, American basketball player.
  • 1974: Claudio «Piojo» López, Argentine footballer.
  • 1974: Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (d. 2011).
  • 1975: Elena Anaya, Spanish actress.
  • 1975: Robert Andrzejuk, Polish fencer.
  • 1975: Darude, Finnish DJ and producer.
  • 1975: Cécile de France, Belgian actress.
  • 1975: Carey Hart, American motorcyclist.
  • 1975: Terence Tao, Chinese-Australian mathematician.
  • 1976: Luke Bryan, American singer and guitarist.
  • 1976: Matthew Holmes, Australian actor.
  • 1976: Marcos Senna, Spanish-Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1976: Anders Svensson, Swedish footballer.
  • 1976: Eric Winter, American actor.
  • 1977: Leif Hoste, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1978: Ricardo Arona, Brazilian martial artist.
  • 1978: Panda Bear, American musician, of the bands Animal Collective and Jane.
  • 1978: Mike Knox, American wrestler.
  • 1978: Émilie Simon, French singer.
  • 1979: Mike Vogel, American actor.
  • 1979: Rudolf Skácel, Czech footballer.
  • 1979: Fred Hale, Solomon footballer.
  • 1980: Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer.
  • 1980: José Sand, Argentine footballer.
  • 1980: Masato Yoshino, Japanese fighter.
  • 1982: Travis Browne, American mixed martial arts fighter.
  • 1983: Ryan Guettler, Australian motorcyclist.
  • 1983 : Joker Xue, Chinese singer-songwriter.
  • 1983: Christian Grindheim, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1983: Marco Né, Ivorian footballer.
  • 1984: Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer.
  • 1984: Alberto Serrán Polo, Spanish footballer.
  • 1985: Miguel Britos, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1985: Tom Fletcher, vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and pianist, of the band McFly.
  • 1985: Henning Hauger, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1986: Brando Eaton, American actor.
  • 1986: Lacey Von Erich, American wrestler.
  • 1987: Daniel Brands, German tennis player.
  • 1987: Tigran Hamasyan, Armenian jazz pianist.
  • 1987: Ivan Strinić, Croatian footballer.
  • 1988: Daniel Brosinski, German footballer.
  • 1991: Danny Mwanga, Congolese footballer.
  • 1992: Bartosz Bereszyński, Polish footballer.
  • 1992: Igor Bubnjić, Croatian footballer.
  • 1994: Aldjon Pashaj, Albanian footballer.
  • 1994: Kali Uchis, Colombian-American singer and songwriter.
  • 1996: Ulrik Jenssen, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1996: Jeffrey Wahlberg, American actor.
  • 2002: Martin Ponce, Chilean soccer player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 17 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 521: Enodius of Pavia, Gallo-Roman religious and poet, Father of the Church (n. 473).
  • 656: Uthman Ibn Affan, third Islamic caliph (b. 579).
  • 924: Edward the Elder, English King (b.877).
  • 1070: Baudouin VI, Flemish aristocrat (b. 1030).
  • 1085: Roberto Guiscardo, Norman aristocrat of Apulia (b. 1015).
  • 1399: Hedwig I, Polish queen (b.1374).
  • 1566: Bartolomé de las Casas, Spanish Dominican religious (b. 1474 or 1484).
  • 1588: Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect and engineer (b.1489).
  • 1790: Adam Smith, British economist and philosopher (b. 1723).
  • 1791: Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian missionary (b. 1717).
  • 1793: Charlotte Corday, French assassin (b. 1768).
  • 1821: Fulgencio Yegros, Paraguayan military man (b. 1780).
  • 1837: Juan Pedro Aguirre, Argentine military and politician (b. 1781).
  • 1845: Charles Gray, British politician (b. 1764).
  • 1852: Salvatore Cammarano, Italian poet and opera librettist (b.1801).
  • 1860: Salvador Sanfuentes, Chilean politician and poet (b. 1817).
  • 1879 – Maurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian painter (b.1856).
  • 1881 – Jim Bridger, American explorer (b.1804).
  • 1894: Leconte de Lisle, French poet (b. 1818).
  • 1906: Carlos Pellegrini, Argentine politician, president between 1890 and 1892 (b. 1846).
  • 1907: Hector Malot, French writer (b. 1830).
  • 1911: Rufino José Cuervo, Colombian philologist and humanist (b. 1844).
  • 1912: Jules Henri Poincaré, French mathematician (b.1854).
  • 1918: Nicolás II (50), Russian tsar between 1894 and 1917, assassinated together with his wife Alejandra Románova (46) and his children Olga (22), Tatiana (21), María (19), Anastasia (17 ) and Alexis (13).
  • 1921: Julio Benítez Benítez, Spanish military (b. 1878).
  • 1925: Juan Bautista Castagnino, Argentine businessman and patron (b. 1884).
  • 1928: Giovanni Giolitti, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1842).
  • 1928: Álvaro Obregón, Mexican military man, president between 1920 and 1924 (b. 1880).
  • 1935: George William Russell, Irish writer, poet and painter (b. 1867).
  • 1944 – William James Sidis, American mathematician (b. 1898).
  • 1945 – Ernst Busch, German Marshal (b. 1885).
  • 1946: Draža Mihailović, Yugoslav general (b. 1893).
  • 1953: Maude Adams, American actress (b. 1872).
  • 1959: Billie Holiday, American singer (b.1915).
  • 1961 – Ty Cobb, American baseball player (b. 1886).
  • 1967 – John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist (b.1926).
  • 1968: Sindo Garay (101), Cuban composer, guitarist and troubadour (b.1867).
  • 1974: Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (b.1910).
  • 1975: Konstantin Gamsajurdia, Georgian writer (b. 1893).
  • 1976: Marcos Redondo, Spanish opera singer (b. 1893).
  • 1980: Don Red Barry, American actor; suicide (b.1912).
  • 1984: Karl Wolff, German SS officer (b.1900).
  • 1986: Luis de Castresana, Spanish writer (b. 1925).
  • 1994: Jean Borotra, French tennis player (b.1898).
  • 1994: Sebastián Piana, Argentine tango composer (b.1903).
  • 1995: Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine Formula 1 driver (b.1911).
  • 1996: Chas Chandler, American musician and producer, of the band The Animals (b. 1938).
  • 1997: Hugo Gunckel Luer, Chilean botanist (b.1901).
  • 2000: Zhao Lirong, Chinese actress (b.1928).
  • 2001: Katharine Graham, American journalist (b.1917).
  • 2001: Morris, Belgian cartoonist, creator of Lucky Luke (b.1923).
  • 2003: Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (b.1914).
  • 2004: Pat Roach, wrestler and British actor (b. 1937).
  • 2005: Laurel Aitken, Jamaican musician (b.1927).
  • 2005: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (b.1913).
  • 2005: Edward Heath, British politician (b.1916).
  • 2005: Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b.1944).
  • 2006: Mickey Spillane, American writer (b.1918).
  • 2007: Júlio Redecker, Brazilian politician (b. 1956).
  • 2007: Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano, Spanish jurist (b.1941).
  • 2009: Walter Cronkite, presenter of radio and television programs (b.1916).
  • 2009: Ulalume González de León, Uruguayan-Mexican poet, translator, essayist and editor (b. 1932).
  • 2009: Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b.1927).
  • 2009: Micky Rospigliosi, television and radio sportscaster (b.1965).
  • 2011: Juan Arza, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1923).
  • 2011: Juan María Bordaberry, Uruguayan president and dictator (b.1928).
  • 2011: Angélica López Gamio, Argentine actress (b.1922).
  • 2011: Salvador Rocha Díaz, Mexican lawyer and politician (b.1937).
  • 2011: Wilna Saavedra, Chilean politician (b.1930).
  • 2011: Mariano Vega, Spanish journalist and writer (b.1941).
  • 2011: Taiji Sawada, Japanese musician (b.1966).
  • 2012: Enio Garrote, Esperantist, translator and Argentine writer (b. 1928).
  • 2013: Briony McRoberts, British actress (b.1957).
  • 2014: Johnny Winter, American blues and rock guitarist (b.1944).
  • 2014: Joep Lange, Dutch physician, infectologist, researcher (b.1954).
  • 2015: Jules Bianchi, French motorsport driver (b.1989).
  • 2019: Andrea Camilleri, Italian screenwriter, film director and novelist (b.1925).
  • 2020: Silvio Marzolini ex-footballer and Argentine coach (b.1940).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 17 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • South Korea: Constitution Day.
  • Orihuela (Spain): Fiesta de la Reconquista (since 1400).
  • Nicaragua: Day of National Joy (flight of the dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle, in 1979).
  • Unofficial celebration: Emoji Day (since 2014)
  • Argentina: National Sports Car Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 17 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Alejo (beggar)
  • Saint Colmano of Ireland
  • Saint Hedwig of Poland
  • Saint Ennodius
  • Saint Fredegando
  • Saint Hyacinth of Amastris
  • St. Kenelmo
  • Saint Leo IV (pope)
  • Saint Marcelina of Milan
  • Saint Peter Liu Ziyu
  • Saint Theodosius of Auxerre
  • Blessed Pablo Gojdich
  • Blessed Teresa of San Agustín Lindoine and companions.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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July 17 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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