This Day in History :: 17 June
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17 June 1967 : 1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes
17 June 1967 : Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed
17 June 1967 : Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)
17 June 1965 : 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
17 June 1965 : 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
17 June 1965 : Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
17 June 1963 : British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
17 June 1963 : Supreme Court rules against Bible reading / prayer in public schools
17 June 1962 : 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
17 June 1962 : Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
17 June 1962 : Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
17 June 1961 : "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
17 June 1961 : 61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
17 June 1961 : Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt
17 June 1960 : Ted Williams hit his 500th HR









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