On This Day

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 religious leader and ex-convict (fraud)

Person of interestBilly Corgan

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

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

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? 54 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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