On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster, born in Malverne, New York
  • Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • Gennadi Touretski, Russian swimming coach (Soviet Union, Australia national teams; Alexander Popov, Michael Klim, Ian Thorpe), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Mick Tucker, English rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • Mike Vale, American rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
1949 Highlights

About July 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer