2017

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2017 is the 146th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

Business

Establishments

Disestablishments

Education

Government

Religion

Sports

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Individuals

Awards

Marriages

Retirements

Deaths

See also, List of homicides in 2017.

Works

  • "Let There Be Light", a feature film directed by Kevin Sorbo and shot in the Birmingham area.

Books

Buildings

Demolitions

Context

In 2017 Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus ceased operating. The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl 34-28 in overtime. Several people were killed in a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wrought enormous damage in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, respectively. The Georgia Dome in Atlanta was demolished.

Notable deaths in 2017 included actors Powers Boothe, Miguel Ferrer, June Foray, Robert Guillaume, John Hurt, Martin Landau, Mary Tyler Moore, Roger Moore, Charlie Murphy and Bill Paxton; comedians Dick Gregory, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and Jay Thomas; authors William Blatty, Bharati Mukherjee and Robert Pirsig; columnist Frank DeFord, poets John Ashbery and Derek Walcott; musicians Gregg Allman, Walter Becker, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell, David Cassidy, Fats Domino, John Geils, Bruce Hampton, Al Jarreau, Tom Petty, Pete Seeger, Della Reese, Mel Tillis and Butch Trucks; Roe v. Wade plaintiff Norma McCorvey; Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, former Panamanian president Manuel Noriega, convicted terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman; murderous cult leader Charles Manson; banker David Rockefeller, filmmakers Jonathan Demme and George Romero, NAMCO founder Masaya Nakamura and Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch.


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