On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1973

Historical Events

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, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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
1973 Highlights

About August 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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