On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 performances
  • WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Ann Hearn, actress (New Kind of Family), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)

Famous Deaths

  • Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies