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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1978

Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68

Death
1978

Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs

Event
1979

Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58

Death
1979

Cawey Schau, Seattle Wash, canoist (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1979

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

Event
1979

79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo

Event
1979

"Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances

Event
1980

Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour

Event
1980

Andee Pickens, New Orleans La, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)

Birth
1980

Venus Williams, Lynwood Calif, tennis star

Birth
1981

Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed

Event
1982

President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat

Event
1982

Pres Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)

Event
1983

Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88

Death
1983

Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60

Death
1984

Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51

Death
1984

John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada

Event
1984

Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event
1984

Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses and dies

Death
1985

Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67

Death
1985

18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched

Event
1986

Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75

Death
1986

Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78

Death
1986

Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated

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