On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • 9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston

Historic Event

Chilean President Salvador Allende forms a new socialist government

  • Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Tiel, Netherlands
  • James McKnight, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), born in Orlando, Florida
1972 Highlights

About June 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini