On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Calbert Cheaney, American NBA player (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Cliff Edwards "Ukulele Ike", American singer (54th Street Revue; "When You Wish Upon a Star"), dies at 76
  • Gerald Nye, American politician and Republican US Senator from North Dakota (1925-1945), dies after mistakenly being prescribed penicillin to which he was allergic at 78
1971 Highlights

About July 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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