October 17th is the 290th day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day recreational use of cannibis was legalized in Canada; Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and OPEC imposed an oil embargo on countries it viewed to be supporting Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Famous October 17th birthdays include playwright Arthur Miller, Ziggy Marley, and Mae Jamison. Today is National Pasta Day and National Mulligan Day.
We have 18 holidays listed for October 17.
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
There are 365 days in a year, yet we neglect the condition of our computers.
Black Poetry Day
Celebrate the rich black culture and experience by reading black poetry today.
Child Poverty Day
It is a child’s right to have access to free quality healthcare and education.
Day of the Races
Day of the Race is a significant holiday, despite some resistance in the indigenous community.
Heroes and Forefathers Day
Creating a more British Virgin Islands-focused holiday honors the territory’s rich past.
National Catholic Men’s Conference Day
It's Catholic Men’s Conference Day, the perfect time to plan for your next conference.
National Edge Day
The straight edge lifestyle means refraining from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
National Heroes' Day of Jamaica
Jamaica has seven great heroes that are remembered and cherished even today.
National Pay Back a Friend Day
Pull up your mobile payment apps, and start paying your (ex) friends back.
Wear Something Gaudy Day
Grab your brightest outfits to celebrate Wear Something Gaudy Day in and out of style.
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary
Women officially joined the U.S. military during the last two years of World War I.