On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1967

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Minkow, American religious leader and ex-convict (fraud)

Person of interestBilly Corgan

Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician Billy Corgan
Billy Corgan
  • Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Melissa Allen, Port OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
  • Van Conner, rocker (Screaming Trees)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

Novelist Alice Walker
Alice Walker

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Wisbar, director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
  • Richard Reeves, American actor (Suerman, 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? 53 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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