July 17, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • 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