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 11 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.
National Edge Day
The straight edge lifestyle means refraining from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
National Pay Back a Friend Day
Pull up your mobile payment apps, and start paying your (ex) friends back.
Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
Celebrate regular people who decide to dedicate their time to teach kids about their faith.
Wear Something Gaudy Day
Grab your brightest outfits to celebrate Wear Something Gaudy Day in and out of style.