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, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb