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 On this day October 17-23, 2021 (week 42) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 17-23, 2021 (week 42)

October 17, 2021 - October 23, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week feature New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the movie West Side Story, Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, Kodak’s Brownie camera,Peter the Great, Emperor of all the Russias and the Hungarian uprising against Soviet occupation

October 17, 2020: New Zealand’s Labour Party won a landslide re-election victory, buoyed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s success in containing the coronavirus pandemic

October 18, 1961: The film version of West Side Story was released. Adapted from the Broadway musical and based on Romeo and Juliet, it won 10 Oscars including Best Picture

October 19, 1901: Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont successfully piloted an airship around the Eiffel Tower. The 30-minute trip made him an international celebrity

October 20, 2011: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years, was killed when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his home town of Sirte

October 21, 1901: The Eastman Kodak Company of New Jersey was formed to market the hugely successful Brownie camera, which brought photography to the masses

October 22, 1721: Peter the Great was proclaimed Emperor of all the Russias, dropping the title of Tsar. His extensive reforms established Russia as a great nation

October 23, 1956: The Hungarian uprising against Soviet occupation began in Budapest with demonstrators demanding the withdrawal of Soviet forces

PUBLISHED: 12/10/2021; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press