On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Hale Irwin wins his second Open title, 2 strokes ahead of former champions Jerry Pate and Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Cawey Schau, canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nick Rimando, American soccer player

Famous Deaths

  • Duffy Lewis, American baseball player, dies at 91
  • Lou Frizzell, American actor and music director (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 59