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)
  • British rock band The Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour

Famous Birthdays

Dan Jansen

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 (The Waltons - "Elizabeth"), 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? 56 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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