On This Day
December 17 Maple Syrup Day
1892 Vogue hits magazine stands for the first time
1953 CBUT out of Vancouver British Columbia Canada hits the small screen
1957 Jingle Bell Rock song by Bobby Helms hits the charts
1971 Diamonds are Forever premiers on the big screen Directed by Guy Maibaum Staring Sean Connery, Jill St. John
1979 Bob Backland wins the vacated WWF Championship becoming 2 time champ beating Bobby Duncum in a Texas Death Match.
1991 In Canada the GST Goods and Services Tax is voted into a law
1992 Before NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement is it’s even becomes approved Brian Mulroney Canadian Prime Minister, George Bush US President, & Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari have a ceremony on Parliament Hill for it’s integration
1778 Humphry Davy Chemist discovered Alkaline
1874 William Lyon Mackenzie King 10th Prime Minister of Canada
1930 Bob Guccione Founder of Penthouse
1935 Cal Ripken Sr. Baseball Player
1936 Pope Francis
1946 Eugene Levy actor Splash, American Pie, SCTV, Armed and Dangerous
1953 Bill Pullman Actor Space Balls, Lost Highway
1969 Chuck Liddell Mix Martial Artist with a record of W 21 - 9 L 1 x UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame
1975 Milla Jovovich actress The Fifth Element
1978 Manny Pacquiao Politician, Musican, Actor & Boxer with 69 Fights 39 KO 7 L 2 T was named Fighter of the Decade, has held 8 of Major Boxing Championships .
1978 Chase Utley Baseball player played for Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies, where in won 2008 World Series champion.
1982 Craig Kielburber Activist
1985 Katie Kox Adult Entertainer Star
1988 Jessi Rapper
1994 Stefanie Knight Playboy Playmate