Historical Events In July - 17
Monday, 30 November 2020
1959 Tibet abolishes serfdom on July - 17.
1959 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis on July - 17.
1959 Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies of drug OD at 44 on July - 17.
1961 John Chancellor becomes news anchor of the Today Show on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history ty Cobb Detroit Tiger hall of fame baseball player, dies at 75
1961 On July - 17 ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74
1962 On this day in history robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
1962 Senate rejects medicare for the aged on this day in history.
1964 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph) on July - 17.
1965 Luiz Cosme, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1966 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3) on this day in history.
1966 Pioneer 7 launched on July - 17.
1966 On July - 17 august Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71
1967 On this day in history monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
1967 On July - 17 race riots in Cairo Illinois
1967 On this day in history cyril Ring, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Red Hot & Blue), dies at 74
1968 Beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premiers in London on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history revolt in Iraq
1970 On July - 17 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
1970 On this day in history juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
1971 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", singer (54th Street Revue), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1972 The first 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico on this day in history.
1974 John Lennon is ordered to leave the US in 60 days on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history the first quadrophinic studio in UK is open by the Moody Blues
1974 On July - 17 jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
1975 Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make first US/USSR linkup in space on July - 17.
1975 On this day in history ringo Starr & Maureen Cox divorce
1975 The US and USSR link up in space, with the Apollo Soyuz mission on this day in history.
1975 On July - 17 modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
1976 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montréal on this day in history.
1978 Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51 on this day in history.
1979 Sebastian Coe runs world record 3 49 mile in Oslo on July - 17.
1979 Doug Meintjes, S Afr cricket pace bowler (v England 1922-23), dies on this day in history.
1979 On July - 17 sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo