On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dave DeBusschere hits a single off Bennie Daniels, his 1st and only MLB hit

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden

Famous Birthdays

  • Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • John Ventimiglia, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • Letsie III, King of Lesotho, born in Morija, Basutoland
  • Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 2019)