On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), dies at 62