What Happened on June 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

Edwin Land patents the Polaroid camera

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Ale, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jason Hanson, NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)
  • Michael Showalter, American comedian
  • Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • Stephane Fiset, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies at 74