What Happened on December 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne.
  • WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Nolet, gymnist (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Gigi D'Agostino, Italian DJ and musician
  • Pauline Maurice, Welland Ontario, softball outfielder (Olympics-96)
  • Vincent Damphousse, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
  • Jack Perrin, American actor (b. 1896)
  • [Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago Ill, architect, dies at 83