What Happened on June 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA
  • Canadian Open Golf (La Canadienne), Montreal Municipal GC: Jocelyne Bourassa of Canada wins inaugural event in a playoff with Sandra Haynie & Judy Rankin
  • Dolly Parton records her song "I Will Always Love You" (later huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican Business Consultant
  • Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
  • Louis Leterrier, French film director

Famous Deaths

  • Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born, American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), dies at 66

Person of interestTarsila do Amaral

Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian modernist artist, dies at 86