On This Day

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, 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

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? 51 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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