On this day: October 17

Published On: Oct 15 2012 05:58:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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1969: Professional golfer Ernie Els, a former world No. 1 player with four major championships to his name, is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Els won the U.S. Open in 1994 and in 1997 and The Open Championship in 2002 and in 2012, making him one of six golfers to twice win both of those majors.

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