What Happened on July 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ty Cobb, American baseball great (Detroit Tigers) who set 90 MLB records during his career, dies of cancer at 74

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb