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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
1963

Michael Jordan, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls) and sports superstar

Birth
1964

Mike Campbell, Seattle WA, pitcher (Chic Cubs)

Birth
1964

WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1964

US Supreme court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)

Event
1964

US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights

Event
1964

101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)

Event
1965

Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)

Birth
1965

Clayton Prince, Phila, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World)

Birth
1965

US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute

Event
1965

US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures

Event
1966

Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75

Death
1966

Melissa Brooke-Belland, rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)

Birth
1966

Luc Robitaille, Montreal, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins)

Birth
1966

Gail Kane, actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81

Death
1966

Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85

Death
1966

French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit

Event
1967

Michelle Forbes, Austin TX, actress (Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Gen)

Birth
1967

Gary Shuchuk, Edmonton, NHL center (LA Kings)

Birth
1967

Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit

Event
1967

Beatles release "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields"

Event
1968

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

Event
1968

Donald Wolfit, actor (Lawrence of Arabia), dies of heart ailment at 65

Death
1968

Bryan Cox, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)

Birth
1968

Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)

Birth
1968

Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)

Birth