On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • A J Wood, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Tim Forsyth, Australian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Aiken, American poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74
  • Jean BarraquĆ©, French composer, dies at 44 (b. 1928)
  • Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), commits suicide at 32