What Happened on February 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Cox, National Football League player
  • Bryan Cox, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
  • Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
  • Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Wolfit, actor (Lawrence of Arabia), dies of heart ailment at 65