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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1958

WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

Karen Lende O'Connor, Concord Ma, equestrian 3-day (Oly-silver-96)

Birth
1958

Comic strip "BC" 1st appears

Event
1959

Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, US, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)

Birth
1959

1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg

Event
1959

Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies

Death
1959

Kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies

Death
1959

Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)

Birth
1959

Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball and football star

Birth
1959

Richard Karn, Seattle WA, actor (Al-Home Improvement)

Birth
1961

Michael "Air" Jordan, Bkln NY, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)

Birth
1961

Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63

Death
1961

Deb[ra] Richardson, Minneapolis MN, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1961

Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1962

Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)

Birth
1962

Storm in Hamburg, kills 265

Event
1962

David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)

Birth
1962

Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"

Event
1962

Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand and Deliver)

Birth
1962

Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)

Birth
1962

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis

Event
1962

Joseph Kearns, actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55

Death
1962

Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85

Death
1963

Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8

Event
1963

Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)

Birth