On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Monroe, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestGordon Gould

Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Physicist Gordon Gould
Gordon Gould
  • Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)