| This day in Police history: October 17
a photo from 2010-10-17
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- On 1974-10-17, Last Exit performed for the very first time at the Gosforth Hotel in Newcastle, England, UK.
- On 1976-10-17, Curved Air performed at the Roundhouse in London, England, UK.
- On 1977-10-17, The Police performed at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- On 1979-10-17, The Police performed at Ban Johnson's Fieldhouse at Marietta College in Marietta, OH, USA.
- On 1980-10-17, The Police did their soundcheck for next day's "Rockpalast" TV concert at the Grugahalle in Essen Germany.
- On 1981-10-17, Stewart Copeland had an appointment in London, England, UK.
- On 1983-10-17, Andy Summers talked to the BBC2 about his book Throb.
- On 1985-10-17, Sting performed at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Hollywood, FL, USA.
- On 1987-10-17, Sting appeared on the "Saturday Night Live" TV show in New York, NY, USA.
- On 1988-10-17, Sting probably visited Elton John backstage during a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, USA.
- On 1990-10-17, Andy Summers performed in Memphis, TN, USA - while Sting mixed The Soul Cages in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
- On 1994-10-17, Sting appeared on "Taratata" TV show in France.
- On 1995-10-17, Sting commented about the end of the Keith Moore trial - probably in London, England, UK.
- On 1996-10-17, Ian Copeland and Sting visited Vietnam.
- On 1998-10-17, The Police were interviewed by Vic Garbarini - Sting and Andy were at Il Palagio, Stewart's comments came through an ISDN line.
- On 1999-10-17, Sting shot the video for Desert Rose near Las Vegas, NV, USA.
- On 2001-10-17, Andy Summers performed at the Birdland in New York, NY, USA.
- On 2003-10-17, Sting was on Bali, Indonesia.
- On 2004-10-17, Sting performed at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada.
- On 2006-10-17, Andy Summers promoted his book One Train Later at Powells at 1005 West Burnside in Portland, OR, USA.
- On 2007-10-17, The Police stayed in London, England, UK.
- On 2009-10-17, Sting performed at the Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
- On 2010-10-17, Sting performed at the Philharmonie Essen in Essen, Germany.
- On 2011-10-17, Sting probably rehearsed in New York, NY, USA.
- On 2013-10-17, Sting spent the day in Santiago de Chile and took a late plane to New York, NY, USA.
- On 2017-10-17, Sting performed at Sala Polivalenta in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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