What Happened on June 17, 1973

Historical Events

Golf Major

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

I Will Always Love You

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

  • 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
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Leander Paes, Indian tennis player, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Louis Leterrier, French film director (The Incredible Hulk), born in Paris
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

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

Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973)

Brazilian modernist artist, dies at 86

About June 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Love - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • UK #1 Song: Rubber Bullets - 10cc