What Happened on March 17, 1967

Historical Events

  • British harpist Shiela Bromberg plays with string section for the Sgt. Pepper track "She's Leaving Home", becomes the first female to perform on a Beatles recording

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Minkow, American businessman, religious leader and convicted felon (fraud), born in Inglewwood, California

Billy CorganBilly Corgan (56 years old)

American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Chris Luongo, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Van Conner, American rock bassist and guitarist (Screaming Trees), born in Apple Valley, California
Born in 1967

Famous Weddings

Alice Walker

"The Color Purple" novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal (23) in New York City; divorce in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Wisbar, German director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
  • Richard Reeves, American character actor (The Adventures of Superman; Date With an Angel), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 54
1967 Highlights

About March 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Penny Lane - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck