On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1964

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
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 NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), dies at 66
1964 Highlights

About May 17, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus