The #1 R&B song on October 17, 1947

Boogie Woogie Blue Plate

Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five

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Notable October 17 birthdays in the 1940s

Graca Machel

Political Wife
Born October 17, 1945

Richard Nelson

Playwright
Born October 17, 1950

Earl Thomas Conley

Country Singer
Born October 17, 1941

Victor Tretiakov

Violinist
Born October 17, 1946

Nick Tosches

Non-Fiction Author
Born October 17, 1949

Gary Zukav

Novelist
Born October 17, 1942

George Wendt

TV Actor
Born October 17, 1948