On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Roloff, American reality star
  • James Urbaniak, American actor
  • Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Michael Adler, American businessman
  • Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
  • Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards

Famous Deaths

  • Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, dies at 81