On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1973

Historical Events

  • Canadian Open Golf (La Canadienne), Montreal Municipal GC: Jocelyne Bourassa of Canada wins inaugural event in a playoff with Sandra Haynie & Judy Rankin

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dolly Parton records her song "I Will Always Love You" (later huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
Singer Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
  • US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Johnny Miller fires a record final round 63 (-8) to win his first major championship, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up John Schlee

Famous Birthdays

  • Leander Paes, Indian tennis player, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Louis Leterrier, French film director (The Incredible Hulk), born in Paris

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

1973 Highlights

About June 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini