This Day in History :: 17 June
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17 June 1980 : Andee Pickens: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics)
17 June 1980 : Brittney McConn: Largo, Florida -- Figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr Champ)
17 June 1979 : Cawey Schau: Seattle, Washington -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
17 June 1978 : Jenny Keim: Cincinnati, Ohio -- Diver (1996 Olympics - 9th Place)
17 June 1977 : Andrea Deak: Miss Universe - Hungary (1996)
17 June 1977 : Bernardo Federico Tomas: Prince of the Netherlands
17 June 1977 : Jason Miller: Silver Springs, Maryland -- Actor (New Mickey Mouse Club)
17 June 1975 : Frederick Koehler: Queens, New York -- Actor (Chip-Kate & Allie)
17 June 1975 : Petra Vaarakallio: Ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics - 1998)
17 June 1972 : Dirk-Jan Derksen: Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)

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17 June 1995 : Claire Sterling: Journalist, dies at 75
17 June 1994 : Joeri Nagibin: Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
17 June 1993 : Angus Suttie: English potter, dies of AIDS at 46
17 June 1993 : French of Nouhuys: Civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88
17 June 1992 : Dewey Balfa: Bayou fiddler, dies at 65
17 June 1990 : Dick Elffers: Graphic artist
17 June 1990 : Palmira Henry: Fashion designer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 44
17 June 1989 : John Matusek: NFLer (Oak Raider) / actor, dies of a heart attack at 38
17 June 1989 : Stanley David Griggs: Astronaut (STS 51-D), dies in plane crash at 59
17 June 1987 : Dick Howser: Manager (New York Yankees and KC Royal), dies of brain cancer at 51

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17 June 1997 : NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 and Minneapolis-St Paul and Columbus, Ohio in 2000
17 June 1996 : Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse New York on WAQX 95.7 FM
17 June 1994 : 1994 World Cup soccer match begin, Germany vs. Bolivia in Chicago
17 June 1992 : Conn Gov Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day
17 June 1992 : Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns
17 June 1992 : Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
17 June 1991 : Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78
17 June 1991 : President Zachary Taylors body is exhumed to test how he died
17 June 1991 : South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
17 June 1990 : "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances

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