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 Recording

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

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

1973 Highlights

About June 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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