On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1945

Historical Events

  • Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72, 74; Giro d'Italia 1968, 70, 72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium

  • Frank Ashmore, American actor (Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London
  • Tommy Franks, American general, born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma

Tony Roche

Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach (French Open 1966; 15 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Wagga Wagga, NSW


1945 Highlights

About June 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini