On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of People's Republic of China
  • The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis star
  • Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)