On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1967

Historical Events

  • Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • Race riots in Cairo, Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Pritchard, American NBA guard & 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, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

Person of interestJohn Coltrane

John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist & composer ("Blue Train"; "My Favorite Things"; "A Love Supreme"), dies of liver cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

1967 Highlights

About July 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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