On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1971

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, born in Arno Bay, Australia
  • 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 during WWII, convicted of war crimes, dies at 91
1971 Highlights

About August 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo