On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
  • Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Gruden, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Super Bowl XXXVII Tampa Bay 2002), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • S. Shankar, Indian film director.

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68