On This Day

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

  • Jason Hanson, American NFL kicker (Detroit Lions), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Michael Showalter, American comedian (Stella), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • St├ęphane Fiset, Canadian NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian (The Last Man on Earth), born in Alameda County, California

Famous Deaths

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