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 This day in History - July 17
394 Historic Events for July 17
1960

Karen Elaine Price, Pasadena Calif, playmate (January, 1981)

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1960

Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman and occasional leggie 1988-89)

Birth
1960

Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)

Birth
1960

Robin Shou, martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja)

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1960

Nancy Giles, NYC, actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie)

Birth
1960

Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Superbowl XXV goat)

Birth
1961

John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show

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1961

Ford Frick rules that if anyone breaks Babe Ruth 60 HR record, it must be done in 1st 154 games

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1961

Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th

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1961

Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74

Death
1962

Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)

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1962

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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1962

Jay Barrs, Jacksonville Fla, archer (Olympics-gold-1988, 92, 96)

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1962

Senate rejects medicare for aged

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1962

East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall

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1963

Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden

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1963

Denise Miller, Bkln NY, actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place)

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1963

Matti Nyk„nen, Finnish ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)

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1964

Heather Langenkamp, actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us)

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1964

Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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1964

Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)

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1965

Luiz Cosme, composer, dies at 57

Death
1965

WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins

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1965

Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

Birth
1965

Ken Evraire, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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