On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1971

Historical Events

  • England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win

Famous Birthdays

  • Denise Richards, American actress (The World is not Enough), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Jeremy Edwards, British actor (Holby City), born in London, England
  • Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
1971 Highlights

About February 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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