What Happened on June 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
  • 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
  • Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92)
  • Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • Dermontti Dawson, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Gianluca Pozzi, Bari Italy, tennis star (1991 Brisbane)
  • Kami Cotler, actress (Elizabeth-Waltons), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mike Magnante, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Glendale, California
  • Ray Seals, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies