What Happened on July 17, 1967

Historical Events

  • Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour, after playing 7 of a planned 29 shows
  • Race riots in Cairo, Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Pritchard, American NBA guard & basketball executive (Washington Bullets), born in Bloomington, Indiana
Born in 1967

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

John Coltrane (1926-1967)

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

About July 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Windy - The Association
  • UK #1 Song: All You Need Is Love - The Beatles