On This Day: November 17th
This is 321st day of the year and 44 days remain in the year.
Congress met in Washington, DC, for the first time.
Night of the "Heidi bowl:" NBC switched from football to movie of Heidi. In the missing 42 seconds, the lagging Raiders scored two touchdowns, defeating the Jets.
President Nixon said "I am not a crook."
The beginning of the "Velvet Revolution," which led to the downfall of communism in Czechoslovakia.
November 17 BirthdaysAugustus Mobius1790–1868, German Mathematician and Astronomer
Lorne MichaelsTV producer
Danny De Vitoactor, director, producer
Lee Strasbergstage director
Martin Scorsesefilm director;
Louis XVIIIking of France
Eugene Paul Wignerphysicist