What Happened on February 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Cox, American NFL linebacker and coach (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), dies of heart ailment at 65