What Happened on July 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
  • Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
  • Senate rejects medicare for aged
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Sage, American actor
  • Jay Barrs, archer (Olympics-gold-1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida