What Happened on August 17, 1970

Historical Events

  • Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Wilson, American NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals), born in Nasville, Tennessee

Jim Courier (53 years old)

American tennis player, analyst (4-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Sanford, Florida

  • Rupert Degas, English actor and voice artist, born in London, England
  • √ėyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer, born in Kristiansund, Norway
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), dies at 62
1970 Highlights

About August 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Make It With You - Bread
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley