On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1964

Historical Events

Sports History

First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

  • Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s

Famous Birthdays

  • Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Otto V. Kuusinen, Finnish politician (founder of the Finnish Communist Party), dies at 82
  • Steve Owen, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle (NY Giants) and coach (NFL C'ship 1927, 34, 38; NY Giants), dies at 66
1964 Highlights

About May 17, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus