Today in History - History - July 17th

All Categories | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events for July 17th

1762Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III

1971Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship

1989Paul McCartney releases "This One"

1961Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th

1926Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)

1978Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

1945Potsdam Conference (Truman, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting

1717Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

1994123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

July 17th Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on July 17th

1889Erle Stanley Gardner, Malden Mass., US detective writer (Perry Mason), (d. 1970)

1956Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Saskatchewan, NHL Center (NY Islanders)

1899James Cagney, New York City, NY, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy)

1917Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), (d. 2012)

1947Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), London England, wife of Prince Charles

1952David Hasselhoff, Balt Md, actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch)

July 17th Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on July 17th

1954Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

1990Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

1999Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

1999Actress Raquel Welch (58) weds Richard Palmer in Beverly Hills, California

1988NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

1999Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

July 17th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on July 17th

1918Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

1918Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

1790Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)

1961Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74

1959Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

1967John Coltrane, US jazz sax/composer (Round Midnight), dies at 40

July 17th Deaths
Date Event
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31