On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle between Muslims & Christians in Cairo, 14 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Amrita Rao, Bollywood actress
  • Kyle Boller, American football quarterback
  • Shane Watson, Australian Test cricket all-rounder (2005-2015), born in Ipswich, Queensland

Famous Deaths

  • Richard O'Connor, British general (b. 1889)
  • Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, dies at 65
  • Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)