On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1966

Historical Events

  • French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
  • Luc Robitaille, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Melissa Brooke-Belland, rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)
  • Michael Lepond, American musician
  • Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
  • Gail Kane, actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81
  • Hans Hofmann, German/American painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
1966 Highlights

About February 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius