On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1965

Historical Events

  • US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
  • US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute

Famous Birthdays

  • Clayton Prince, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jim Bowie, Japanese-American baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
  • Michael Bay, American film director (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Los Angeles, California
1965 Highlights

About February 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius