2017 Events, Highlights and Headlines

Year 2017 (MMXVII)
Headlines, Events and Highlights of 2017
so far…



Heather Menzies-Urich was a Canadian-American model and actress, known for her roles as Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music ‘ and Jessica 6 in the TV series Logan’s Run. Wikipedia Born: December 3, 1949, Toronto, Canada Died: December 24, 2017, Park City, UT Children: Ryan Urich, Allison Grady Urich, Emily Urich Spouse: Robert Urich (m. […]

12/24/2017 – ‘Sound of Music’ star Heather Menzies Urich dies ...


Dick Enberg American sportscaster Richard Alan Enberg was an American sportscaster. He provided play-by-play for various sports on numerous radio and television networks, and for individual teams, over the course of an approximately 60-year career. Wikipedia Born: January 9, 1935, Mount Clemens, MI Died: December 21, 2017, La Jolla, CA Awards: Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, MORE Spouse: Barbara […]

11/21/2017 – Dick Enberg, 82, found dead at his Southern ...




James Thurston Nabors was an American actor, singer, and comedian. He was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, but he moved to southern California because of his asthma. Wikipedia Born: June 12, 1930, Sylacauga, AL Died: November 30, 2017, Honolulu, HI Height: 6′ 0″ Spouse: Stan Cadwallader (m. 2013–2017) Albums: Jim Nabors’ Christmas Album, Songs of Inspiration, MORE

11/30/2017 – Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) dies




David Bruce Cassidy was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge, in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, … Wikipedia Born: April 12, 1950, New York City, NY Died: November 21, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, FL Cause of death: Liver failure Children: Katie Cassidy, Beau […]

11/21/2017 – David Cassidy from the Partridge Family dies



Charles Manson American criminal Charles Milles Manson was an American criminal and cult leader. In the late 1960s, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California. Wikipedia Born: November 12, 1934, Cincinnati, OH Died: November 19, 2017, Bakersfield, CA Children: Charles Luther Manson, Valentine Michael Manson, Charles Manson, Jr. Spouse: Candy Stevens (m. 1959–1963), Rosalie Jean […]

11/19/2017 – Infamous Charles Manson dead


Malcolm Mitchell Young was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC. Wikipedia Born: January 6, 1953, Glasgow, United Kingdom Died: November 18, 2017, Elizabeth Bay, Australia Height: 5′ 3″ Children: Cara Young, Ross Young  

11/18/2017 – ACDC’s guitarist Malcolm Young dies






Thomas Earl Petty was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in 1976. Wikipedia Born: October 20, 1950, Gainesville, FL Died: October 2, 2017, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA Cause of death: Cardiac arrest Spouse: Dana York (m. 2001–2017), Jane Benyo (m. 1974–1996) Songs Free […]

10/2/2017 – Musician Tom Petty dies



Hugh Marston Hefner was an American businessman, magazine publisher and playboy. He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine, which he founded in 1953. Wikipedia Born: April 9, 1926, Chicago, IL Died: September 27, 2017, Playboy Mansion Buried: September 30, 2017, Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA Spouse: Crystal Harris (m. 2012–2017), Kimberley Conrad (m. 1989–2010), Millie […]

9/27/2017 – Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy) passes away




Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Cape Verde-type hurricane, the strongest observed in the Atlantic since Wilma in 2005 in terms of maximum sustained winds. Wikipedia Total fatalities: 134 Highest wind speed: 183 mph Damage: > $66.77 billion (2017 USD); (Unofficially fifth-costliest hurricane on record) Date: August 30, 2017 – September 16, 2017 Lowest […]

8/30/2017 – 9/16/2017 Hurricane Irma levels Puerto Rico and other ...





Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, producer, director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio and was nicknamed the “King of Comedy”. Wikipedia Born: March 16, 1926, Newark, NJ Died: August 20, 2017, Las Vegas, NV Children: Gary Lewis, Suzan Lewis, Danielle Sarah Lewis, MORE Spouse: SanDee Pitnick (m. 1983–2017), Patti […]

8/20/2017 – Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dies







The Manchester Arena bombing was an Islamist terror attack in Manchester, United Kingdom. On 22 May 2017 a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb was detonated as people were leaving Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. Twenty-three people were killed, including the attacker, and over 500 were injured. After initial suspicions of a terrorist network, police later said they believed the […]

5/22/2017 – 22 killed at the Ariana Grande concert in ...







Lou Duva Promoter Louis “Lou” Duva was a boxing trainer and manager who handled nineteen world champions. The Duva family promoted boxing events in over twenty countries on six continents. Wikipedia Born: May 28, 1922, New York City, NY Died: March 8, 2017, Paterson, NJ Parents: Salvatore Duva Children: Dino Duva Trained: Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker

3/8/2017 – Legendary Boxing Trainer Lou Duva dies





Best Picture Moonlight – Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner Arrival – Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder, and David Linde Fences – Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, and Todd Black Hacksaw Ridge – Bill Mechanic and David Permut Hell or High Water – Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn Hidden Figures – Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, […]

2/26/2017 – 89th Academy Awards. Winners, Losers and Flops