On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Ivan, La Joltennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Don Myrah, cyclist (Olympics 20th-96), born in Oakland, California
  • Shabba Ranks [Rexton Gordon], Jamaican dancehall musician and reggae deejay (X-tra Naked ), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • Trish Johnson, British golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 19 LET wins), born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50