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

Ronn Owens

Radio Host
Born October 17, 1945

George Wendt

TV Actor
Born October 17, 1948

Wally Lamb

Novelist
Born October 17, 1950

Victor Tretiakov

Violinist
Born October 17, 1946

Gary Zukav

Novelist
Born October 17, 1942

Earl Thomas Conley

Country Singer
Born October 17, 1941

Nick Tosches

Non-Fiction Author
Born October 17, 1949