On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Robert Marasco's "Child's Play" premieres in NYC
  • US army officer Jeffrey MacDonald murders his pregnant wife and two small daughters

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominic Purcell, English-born actor
  • Tim Mahoney, American musician (311)
  • Tommy Moe, nordic skiier (Olympic-gold/silver-1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Newman, American composer, dies at 69
  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish novelist (Nobel 1966), dies at 81