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 - Irene Ryan
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1902: Actress Irene Ryan, best known for playing Daisy "Granny" Moses on the sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," is born Irene Noblett in El Paso, Texas. Ryan was also one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television and Broadway. She died of a stroke at the age of 70 on April 26, 1973.


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