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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1969

Donald E Wahlberg Jr, Boston, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)

Birth
1969

Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1969

Maria Strandlund, Akersberga Sweden, tennis star (1987 Futures NOR)

Birth
1969

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83

Death
1969

51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

Event
1969

Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open

Event
1969

NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)

Event
1969

-18] Hurricane Camille, kills 256 in Miss and Louisiana

Event
1969

Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart, dies

Death
1970

Jim Courier, Sanford Florida, tennis champ (1990, 91 French)

Birth
1970

Brad Bretz, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth
1970

Bernard Wilson, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1970

Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched

Event
1971

Horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64

Death
1972

Ernie Conwell, tight end (St Louis Rams)

Birth
1972

Wampilow, writer, dies

Death
1972

Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76

Death
1972

Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game

Event
1973

Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Birth
1973

Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74

Death
1973

Paul Williams, rocker (Temptations), commits suicide at 32

Death
1973

Jean Barraqu‚, French composer, dies at 45

Death
1973

Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one

Event
1973

A J Wood, Pittsburgh, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1973

Kerry Mock, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth