On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
  • Race riots in Cairo Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Pritchard, American NBA guard and basketball executive (Washington Bullets), born in Bloomington, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), dies at 74
  • Gertrude McCoy, silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

Person of interestJohn Coltrane

John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist/composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane