On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Wilson, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jim Courier, American tennis player, analyst (4-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Sanford, Florida
  • Oyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer
  • Rupert Degas, English actor and voice artist

Famous Deaths

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