What Happened on July 17, 1966

Historical Events

Musical Finale

Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "It's a Bird... It's A Plane...It's Superman" closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC. after 129 performances

  • Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
  • Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Bradley, American golfer (4 PGA Tour wins), born in Largo, Florida
  • Nemesio Cervantes [El Mencho], Mexican drug lord, most-wanted man in Mexico, responsible for 1/3 all drugs into US, born in Aguililla, Mexico
  • Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician, born in Forshaga, Sweden
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi Suite), dies at 71

About July 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hanky Panky - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • UK #1 Song: Get Away - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames