(Redirected from October 17)
Events that occurred on 17 October.
 On Earth
- 1923 - J.R.R. Tolkien receives an increase in salary from £600 p.a. to £700 p.a.
- 1936 - Voice actor David Buck is born.
- 1952 - J.R.R. Tolkien is appointed supervisor of T.P. Dunning's thesis.
- 1964 - The second episode of the Princess-serialization of The Hobbit is published.
- 1966 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to schoolchildren in Acocks Green.
- 1998 - Inkling Colin Hardie dies.
- 2009 - Mereth Aderthad XV, or "EstelCon", in Carodna, Spain.