On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1965

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, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92), born in West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • Dermontti Dawson, American NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Kami Cotler, American actress (Elizabeth-Waltons), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mike Magnante, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Glendale, California
  • Ray Seals, American NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), born in Syracuse, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National & Black Front, dies at 60
1965 Highlights

About June 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini