On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "My Wife, My Dog, My Cat" by Maskman & The Agents hits #92
  • 94th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6
  • Balt, Cleve & Pitts agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL
  • Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Ruffin, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Alan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
  • Craig Erickson, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
  • Paige Turco, actress (Melanie-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Thom Filicia, American television personality
  • Ujesh Ranchod, cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80