On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • 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