What Happened on June 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

Famous Birthdays

  • Cawey Schau, canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nick Rimando, American soccer player

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58