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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1953

Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76

Death
1953

Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary

Event
1954

CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles and United Fruit Co)

Event
1954

Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1954

Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends

Event
1954

Mark Linn-Baker, St Louis, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers)

Birth
1956

Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister

Event
1956

Nicholas Cook, cricketer

Birth
1956

Nick Cook, cricketer (England lefty slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89)

Birth
1957

D Richardson, writer, dies at 84

Death
1957

"So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2

Event
1957

Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)

Event
1957

Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace and Love)

Birth
1958

Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy

Event
1958

Dan McVicar, Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold and Beautiful)

Birth
1959

Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68

Death
1959

Eamon de Valera elected pres of Ireland

Event
1960

Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

Event
1960

Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70

Death
1960

Mitzi Edge, Albany GA, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic)

Birth
1961

Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40

Death
1961

"Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 perfs

Event
1961

61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Event
1961

Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt

Event
1962

Ed Brady, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Birth