August 17 in History
1950August 17, 1950:
The Weavers' rendition of the song titled "Goodnight Irene" becomes number 1 in the United States. The song was initially recorded in 1933 by Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter.
1977August 17, 1977:
1979August 17, 1979:
1987August 17, 1987:
American entertainer Tom Waits issues his album titled “Franks Wild Years”. "Hang on St. Christopher" and "Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)" are some of the popular songs on the album.
- August 17, 1987:
“Together Forever” a musical tour by renowned hip hop groups Run-D.M.C., and Beastie Boys comes to an end. The last show was held at the Madison Square Garden.
1990August 17, 1990:
William Peter Blatty’s horror film titled "Exorcist 3" is premiered. The movie would make over $40 million from box office.
1992August 17, 1992:
American music group, Exodus unveils their 5th studio album entitled “Force of Habit”. In the United States, it was released under the Capitol Records label.
1998August 17, 1998:
A star is placed on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame to honor Carlos Santana, founder of the band known as ‘Santana’.
2008August 17, 2008:
Spain records their first gold medal in a tennis event at the Olympic Games after Rafael Nadal defeats Fernando González from Chile.
2011August 17, 2011:
Katy Perry’s single, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" tops the Hot 100 chart. She becomes the 2nd singer to have five songs from an album to top the chart.