Today in History - History - August 17th

← Jul Sep → August

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

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events for August 17th

1973Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

1940FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission

1943Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies

196951st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

1998Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.

1980George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401

1990Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

1940Hitler orders total blockade of Great Britain

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-America for last time

1834Charles Darwin reaches top of Campana Chile during his Voyage on the Beagle

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

1932V.S. Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist (Middle Passage)

1786Davy Crockett, Greene County, Tennessee, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo), (d. 1836)

1952Guillermo Vilas, Argentina, tennis champ (US Open-1977)

1893Mae West, New York, film and stage actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), (d. 1980)

1882Samuel Goldwyn, [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Warsaw Poland, Hollywood movie producer (MGM)

1943Robert De Niro, NYC, actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Taxi Driver)

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

1989Director Kathryn Bigelow (26) weds fellow director James Cameron (24)

1964Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee (23) weds teacher Linda Emery (19)

1950Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

1997Lead vocalist James Hetfield (34) weds Francesca Tomasi

1962Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress/model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France

1996Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (72) weds Grace Marufu (31) at Kutama College in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

August 17th Weddings
Date Event
August 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