On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1970

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 Australian actor (Prison Break), born in Wallasey, England
  • Tim Mahoney, American rock guitarist (311), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Tommy Moe, American nordic skier (Olympic-gold/silver-1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Newman, American film music arranger, conductor and composer, winner of 9 Academy Awards (The Robe; How The West Was Won; Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing), dies at 69
  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), dies at 81
1970 Highlights

About February 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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