What Happened on May 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"
  • The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Cameron Bancroft, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • Debbie Dutch, Titusville NJ, actress (Hell's Paradox)

Famous Deaths

  • John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65
  • Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies