On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
  • Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
  • Soyuz 7 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Ernie Els, South African golfer (US Open 1994, 97; British Open 2002, 12), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
  • Wood Harris, American actor
  • Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti