Historical Events In June - 17
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
1950 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies on June - 17.
1951 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances on June - 17.
1951 Carl Vogler, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1952 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium on June - 17.
1952 Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89 on this day in history.
1953 On June - 17 east Berlin workers rise up to protest low wages and bad conditions. Soviet tanks mow down the strikers with machine gun fire, ending illusions that communism is a workers' paradise.
1953 On June - 17 soviet tanks deployed against rioting East Germans
1953 On June - 17 sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for the next day their 14th anniversary
1953 On this day in history most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
1953 Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1954 Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends on this day in history.
1954 CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles & United Fruit Co) on this day in history.
1956 Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister on this day in history.
1957 On this day in history tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
1957 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2 on this day in history.
1957 On June - 17 d Richardson, writer, dies at 84
1959 Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68 on June - 17.
1960 Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40
1962 On this day in history brazil Beats Czechosolakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago
1963 On this day in history supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
1963 Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1965 28.14 cm (11.08") of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record) on June - 17.
1965 On June - 17 arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies
1967 On this day in history barbra Striesand A Happening in Central Park performed
1967 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power on June - 17.
1967 China explodes its first H-bomb on June - 17.
1967 On this day in history barbra Striesand: A Happening in Central Park performed
1970 On this day in history polaroid camera patented
1970 On June - 17 matthew Henderson, cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies
1971 C U Cesco discovers asteroid #2399 Terradas on this day in history.
1971 On June - 17 c Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Phila), dies
1972 On June - 17 5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate Oh what a tangled web we weave
1972 Looking Glass releases "Brandy" on June - 17.