What Happened on January 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Ivan, La Jolla Cal, tennis star
  • Don Myrah, cyclist (Olympics-20th-96), born in Oakland, California
  • Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
  • Rexton Gordon, Jamaican dj/rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
  • Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
  • Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)

Famous Deaths

  • Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50