What Happened on April 17, 1967

Historical Events

  • 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45; American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned)

Sports History

Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden; start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair

  • Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
  • Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
1967 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Wallace, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Paris, Texas
  • Birgitta Jonsdottir, Icelandic politician, Head of the Pirate Party, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-Scottish actor (Desmond Hume-Lost), born in Trujillo, Peru
  • Kimberly Elise, American actress (Beloved), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Leslie Bega, American actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Liz Phair, American musician and songwriter (Exile In Guyville), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Marquis Grissom, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 94; World Series 1995; Gold Glove Award 1993–96; Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Matt Chamberlain, American session drummer (Tori Amos; Edie Brickell; The Slow Music Project; William Shatner; Wallflowers), born in San Pedro, California
  • Timothy Gibbs, American actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara), born in Burbank, California
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), dies at 75
  • Henry "Red" Allen, American jazz trumpeter, dies of pancreatic cancer at 59

About April 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries

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