On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1970

Historical Events

  • British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

InventionHistoric Invention

Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart

Music releaseMusic Recording

Elton John performs a live studio concert broadcast for WABC in New York City, later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)

Famous Deaths

  • Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), dies at 69
1970 Highlights

About November 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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