On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Gene Littler wins his sole major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Bob Goalby and Doug Sanders

Famous Deaths

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