On This Day

June 17, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chilean President Salvador Allende forms a new socialist government

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington