On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1966

Historical Events

  • "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 performances
  • Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
  • Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)

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

Famous Deaths

  • August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi Suite), dies at 71
1966 Highlights

About July 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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