What Happened on May 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Wetmore, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Derrick Deese, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • Hubert Davis, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NY Knicks)
  • Jim Cummins, Dearborn, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jodie Rogers, Australian diver (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • John Karelse, soccer player (NAC)
  • Jordan Nathaniel M Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
  • Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Renzo Furlan, Italian tennis star
  • Stefania Croce, Bergamo Italy, golfer (95 State Farm Rail Classic-11)
  • Todd Mundt, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)

Famous Deaths

  • Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61