What Happened on July 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
  • TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board
  • Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves

Famous Deaths

  • Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • Amancio D'Silva, musician, dies at 60
  • Chris Komar, American dancer, dies of aids at 48
  • Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, dies at 95
  • John William Fozard, aircraft designer, dies at 68
  • Paul Touvier, French-Nazi WW II criminal, dies at 81
  • Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack
  • [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, dies at 57