On This Day

July 17, 1966 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
  • Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)

Birthdays in History

  • Nemesio Cervantes [El Mencho], Mexican drug lord, most-wanted man in Mexico, responsible for 1/3 all drugs into US, born in Aguililla, Mexico
  • Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician, born in Forshaga, Sweden