On this day: October 17

Posted: 5:58 PM EDT Oct 15, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 17, 2016

Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.

OTD October 17 - Levi Stubbs
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2008: Singer and actor Levi Stubbs, best known as the lead vocalist of the Motown R&B group the Four Tops, dies at age 72 in Detroit, Michigan, after a long series of illnesses, including cancer and a stroke. Stubbs was also known for providing the voice of the alien plant Audrey II in the 1986 musical horror film "Little Shop of Horrors."


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