What Happened on August 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
  • Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
  • NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Laettner, NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Oly-gold-92)
  • Donald E Wahlberg Jr, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Maria Strandlund, Akersberga Sweden, tennis star (1987 Futures NOR)

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83
  • Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart, dies