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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1973

Willie Mays hits 660th and last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

Event
1973

Tim Forsyth, Australian high jumper (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)

Birth
1974

Edgar Dearing, actor (Free and Easy, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 81

Death
1974

Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89

Death
1975

Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Event
1975

Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80

Death
1975

Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic-gold-56) dies at 48

Death
1976

Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63

Death
1976

William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop), dies at 48

Death
1976

Big win for WI at The Oval Michael Holding 14-149 for match

Event
1976

An earthquake and tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000

Event
1977

Thomas Wessinghage/Harald Hudak/Michael Lederer/Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)

Event
1977

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1977

Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole

Event
1977

Jake Patellis, actor (Paul Bowman-Good Life)

Birth
1978

1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)

Event
1979

2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed

Event
1979

Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), diesof cancer at 67

Death
1979

Monty Python's "Life of Brian" premieres

Event
1980

George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401

Event
1980

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Event
1980

"Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances

Event
1981

Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87

Death
1982

Barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68

Death
1982

Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb

Death