On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star and Silver Slugger Award; NY Yankees) born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Shaun Rehn, Australian Rules footballer
  • Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies from a heart ailment at 65
  • Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880)