What Happened on June 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Famous Deaths

  • Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), dies as a result of medical malpractice at 42