What Happened on April 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Wallace, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Birgitta Jonsdottir, Icelandic politician, Head of the Pirate Party, born in Reykjav√≠k
  • Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor
  • Kimberly Elise, American actress (Beloved), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Leslie Bega, actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter
  • Marquis Grisom, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, Cleve Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Marquis Grissom, American baseball player
  • Timothy Gibbs, actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara), born in Burbank, California

Famous Deaths

  • Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)