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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 17 is the 168th
(hundredth – sixtieth eighth) day of the year.

There are 197 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Nothing as essential in business as being expeditious.

— Joseph Addison
British politician and writer (died June 17, 1719).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

June 17 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1094: Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid Campeador, conquers Valencia.
  • 1429: the Battle of Beaugency (or Villorceau-Josnes) takes place, the third of Joan of Arc’s victories in her campaign to liberate the Loire Valley in the summer of that year.
  • 1462: Vlad the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II by forcing Wallachia to retreat.
  • 1497: Battle of Deptford Bridge where the forces of King Henry VII of England defeat the troops of Michael An Gof.
  • 1579: Francis Drake lands on the west coast of North America, in a place that he baptizes as New Albion (there has been much speculation about where that place would be, some close to the city of San Francisco).
  • 1665: the Spanish are defeated by the Portuguese forces in the Battle of Villaviciosa, which is part of the Portuguese Restoration War.
  • 1673: French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet reach the Mississippi and become the first Europeans to detail the river’s course.
  • 1681: Carlos II authorizes by Royal decree the opening of the Colegio de San Telmo, which will be administered by the University of Mareantes in Seville, in order to train pilots to equip the ships for the races of the Indies.
  • 1773: in present-day Colombia, Juana Rangel de Cuéllar founded the city of Cúcuta.
  • 1775: in Massachusetts, in the framework of the War of Independence of the United States, the Battle of Bunker Hill takes place.
  • 1777: The enlightened governor Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga is appointed to create the Captaincy General of Venezuela.
  • 1789: in France the Third Estate proclaims itself National Assembly, and invites the other two to join it.
  • 1789: beginning of the Contemporary Age.
  • 1815: Battle of Cabo de Gata, within the Second Berber War, between the United States and the Ottoman regencies of North Africa.
  • 1821: In Argentina, Martín Miguel de Güemes, an Argentine military and politician who actively participated in the Wars of Independence of that country, dies.
  • 1823: the first waterproof material is patented.
  • 1839: in the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III grants the freedom to the Catholics to be able to work in the islands.
  • 1845: the Battle of Cachimán takes place, carried out against the Haitians to support the Independence of the Dominican Republic.
  • 1867: the first surgical antiseptic treatment is used.
  • 1876: Indian Wars: 1500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse defeat General George Crooken Rosebud Creek in Montana.
  • 1880: the battle of Olivera takes place between the forces loyal to President Nicolás Avellaneda and the rebels that responded to the Governor of Buenos Aires, Carlos Tejedor, as part of the last Argentine civil war, the Revolution of 1880.
  • 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
  • 1900: Boxer Uprising: Allied and Japanese troops capture Taku Forts in Tianjin, China.
  • 1921: in Barcelona (Spain) Evelio Boal (secretary of the CNT committee) is assassinated at the door of the Model prison.
  • 1923: in Villarreal, Spain, the El Madrigal stadium is inaugurated.
  • 1931: the Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas is inaugurated in Madrid.
  • 1939: Last public guillotine in France: Eugen Weidmann is executed at Versailles.
  • 1940: World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. 3000 people die in the sinking.
  • 1940: the three Baltic republics fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
  • 1941: in the framework of the Second World War, in the Battleaxe operation, the Allies try for the second time to free Tobruk from the siege that General Rommel’s Afrika Korps had imposed on him.
  • 1942: first appearance of the comic strips of G. I. Joe.
  • 1944: Iceland becomes independent from Denmark.
  • 1947: The American airline Pan Am is the first to offer the service “around the world”.
  • 1950: the first kidney transplant is performed.
  • 1953: Uprising of 1953 in East Germany: A workers’ revolt in East Berlin demanding higher wages, more personal freedom and reunification with West Germany. It was violently crushed by the Red Army.
  • 1963: in the United States it is declared unconstitutional to pray in schools.
  • 1967: China announces the success of its tests with thermonuclear weapons.
  • 1970: the Polaroid camera is patented.
  • 1970: 1970 Soccer World Cup. At the Azteca Stadium, the so-called Match of the Century was held, between Italy and West Germany, with a favorable result for the Italians 4-3.
  • 1972: in the United States, the illegal search of the headquarters of the Democratic Party in the Watergate Hotel takes place.
  • 1985: Mexico launches the Morelos I, the first artificial satellite in that country.
  • 1985: STS-51-G mission: The Discovery space shuttle launches Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a payload specialist.
  • 1994: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is adopted.
  • 2002: The band OASIS releases the second single »Stop crying your heart out» from their fifth studio album »Heathen Chemistry». The song was a worldwide success, which made Oasis sweep the charts around the world.
  • 2014: 2 tornadoes hitting northeast Nebraska (United States) simultaneously are captured on camera. In addition, several others also occurred at different times in that part of the state. The total balance was 2 dead and 16 people injured.
  • 2017: in St. Petersburg, the Confederations Cup Russia 2017 begins.
  • 2017: in Bogotá, a terrorist attack in the Andino shopping center left 3 people dead and 9 injured.
  • 2018: after the 2018 Colombian presidential elections, lawyer Iván Duque is invested as president-elect of the Republic of Colombia.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 17 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1239: Edward I, English King (d. 1307).
  • 1530: Francisco de Montmorency, French aristocrat (d. 1579).
  • 1571: Thomas Mun, English economist (d. 1641).
  • 1597: Juana de la Cruz, Spanish Blessed (d. 1675).
  • 1603: José de Cupertino, Italian mystic and saint (d. 1663).
  • 1604: Juan Mauricio de Nassau, prince of Nassau (d. 1679).
  • 1644: Johann Wolfgang Franck, German composer (d. 1710).
  • 1657: Louis Ellies Dupin, French aristocrat (d. 1719).
  • 1676: Louise de Maisonblanche, illegitimate daughter of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1718).
  • 1682: Charles XII, Swedish King (d. 1718).
  • 1692: Giovanni Pannini, Italian architect and landscape architect (d. 1765).
  • 1704 – John Kay, British inventor (d. 1780).
  • 1714: César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1784).
  • 1717: Johann Stamitz, Czech composer and violinist (d. 1757).
  • 1723: Friedrich Boerner, German physician (d. 1761).
  • 1772: David Jewett, Argentine sailor of American origin (d. 1842).
  • 1781: Francisco Espoz y Mina, Spanish military (d. 1836).
  • 1791: Roberto Cofresí, Puerto Rican pirate (d. 1825).
  • 1797: Alexandre Vinet, Swiss theologian (d. 1847).
  • 1799: Jean Baptiste Boisduval, French botanist and physician (d. 1879).
  • 1800 – William Parsons, Irish aristocrat and astronomer (d. 1867).
  • 1808: Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet and linguist (d. 1845).
  • 1810: Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet (d. 1876).
  • 1810: Ventura Jiménez, Spanish guerrilla.
  • 1811: Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic politician (d. 1879).
  • 1812: Manuel Antonio Carreño, Venezuelan musician, teacher and diplomat (d. 1874), father of the pianist Teresa Carreño.
  • 1815: Eduardo Wenceslao Holmberg, Argentine botanist and military man (d. 1875).
  • 1818: Charles Gounod, French composer (d. 1893).
  • 1818: Alexander Macfarlane, Canadian politician (d. 1898).
  • 1818: Sofia of Wurtemberg (d. 1877).
  • 1821 – John Henry Pepper, British scientist and inventor (d. 1900).
  • 1823: Luis Frías, Argentine politician (d. 1880).
  • 1832 – Charles Baron Clarke, British botanist (d. 1906).
  • 1832 – Sir William Crookes, British chemist and physicist (d. 1919).
  • 1833: Manuel del Refugio González Flores, Mexican politician and military man (d. 1893).
  • 1835: Juan J. Silva, Argentine physician and politician (d. 1918).
  • 1840: Adolf Oborny, German botanist (d. 1924).
  • 1847: Ricardo Macías Picavea, Spanish writer and thinker (d. 1899).
  • 1848: Victor Maurel, French baritone (d. 1923).
  • 1851: Karl Moritz Schumann, German botanist (d. 1904).
  • 1853: Martin Krause, German pianist and composer (d. 1918).
  • 1854: Miguel Durán Salgado, Spanish architect (f. 1950).
  • 1854: Aloisia Kirschner, Czech writer (d. 1934).
  • 1854: Lindor Pérez Gacitúa, Chilean military (d. 1916).
  • 1857: John Henry Lace, British botanist (d. 1918).
  • 1861: Maxime Maufra, French painter (d. 1918).
  • 1861: Alberto Smith, Venezuelan politician (d. 1942).
  • 1867: Flora Finch, British actress (d. 1940).
  • 1867: John Robert Gregg, Irish-American publicist and humanist (d. 1948).
  • 1867: Leo Jogiches, Lithuanian revolutionary (d. 1919).
  • 1867: Manuel Uribe y Troncoso, Mexican ophthalmologist (d. 1959).
  • 1868: Augustin Chaboseau, French historian and publicist (d. 1946).
  • 1869: Luis de Liechtenstein, Liechtensteinian aristocrat (d. 1955).
  • 1870: Kitaro Nishida, Japanese philosopher (d. 1945).
  • 1871: James Weldon Johnson, American writer and journalist (d. 1938).
  • 1874: Rufino Blanco Fombona, Venezuelan politician and writer (d. 1944).
  • 1878: Agustín Edwards Mac-Clure, Chilean politician, economist and businessman (d. 1941).
  • 1880: Manuel Corona, Cuban guitarist and composer (f. 1950).
  • 1880: Carl Van Vechten, American photographer (d. 1964).
  • 1881: Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer (d. 1955).
  • 1882: Igor Stravinsky, Russian musician and composer (d. 1971).
  • 1882: Adolfo Federico VI, German aristocrat (d. 1918).
  • 1883: Mauritz Stiller, Swedish filmmaker (d. 1928).
  • 1884: William of Sweden, Prince of Sweden and Norway (d. 1965).
  • 1888: Heinz Guderian, German military man (d. 1954).
  • 1888: Jakow Trachtenberg, Russian mathematician (d. 1953).
  • 1888: Alfonso Bialetti, Italian engineer.
  • 1890: Hatazō Adachi, Japanese military man (d. 1947).
  • 1890: Miguel Sancho Izquierdo, Spanish professor. (f. 1988).
  • 1892: Manuel Anzuela Montoya, Spanish sculptor (d. 1961).
  • 1892 – Ronald Rawson, British boxer (d. 1952).
  • 1895: Louise Fazenda, American actress (d. 1962).
  • 1895: Sam Wooding, American pianist and composer (d. 1983).
  • 1896: Armando Revoredo, Peruvian politician, doctor and aviator (d. 1978).
  • 1897: Umberto Melnati, Italian actor (d. 1979).
  • 1898: Maurits Cornelis Escher, Dutch draftsman and artist (d. 1972).
  • 1898: Desmond Andrew Herbert, Australian botanist and mycologist (d. 1976).
  • 1898: Harry Patch, British supercentennial (d. 2009).
  • 1898: María Tereza Montoya, Mexican theater businesswoman and actress (d. 1970).
  • 1900: Martin Bormann, German politician (d. 1945).
  • 1900: Hugo Pesce, Peruvian physician (d. 1969).
  • 1901: Generoso Chapa Garza, Mexican politician (d. 1969).
  • 1903: Joseph Fontenrose, American scholar (d. 1986).
  • 1904: Ralph Bellamy, American actor and singer (d. 1991).
  • 1904: Romeo Murga, Chilean writer (d. 1925).
  • 1906: Alfonso Asenjo Gómez, Chilean doctor (d. 1980).
  • 1907: Charles Eames, American architect and designer (d. 1978).
  • 1907: Carlos T. Gattinoni, Argentine religious (d. 1989).
  • 1908: Evalyn Knapp, American actress (d. 1981).
  • 1910: Augusto Raúl Cortázar, Argentine academic (d. 1974).
  • 1910: Red Foley, singer, guitarist and American actor (d. 1968).
  • 1910: Diana Mitford, Nazi militant (d. 2003).
  • 1912: Wessel Couzijn, Dutch sculptor (d. 1984).
  • 1912: Wilhelm Fresenius, German scientist (d. 2004).
  • 1914: Julián Marías, Spanish philosopher, sociologist and essayist (f. 2005).
  • 1915: Stringbean, singer and American banjo player (d. 1973).
  • 1915: Mario Echandi Jiménez, Costa Rican politician and president (f. 2001).
  • 1915: Gunther Gerzso, Mexican plastic artist (d. 2000).
  • 1918: Carmen Casco de Lara Castro, Paraguayan activist (f. 1993).
  • 1918: Ajahn Chah, Talean educator (d. 1992).
  • 1918: Juan Morales Rojas, Spanish writer (d. 1991).
  • 1918: Raúl Padilla, Mexican actor and comedian (d. 1994).
  • 1919: Beryl Reid, British actress (f. 1996).
  • 1919: Galina Ustvólskaya, Russian composer (d. 2006).
  • 1920: Germán de Argumosa, Spanish parasychologist (f. 2007).
  • 1920: Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress.
  • 1920: François Jacob, French biologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1965.
  • 1920: György Nemes, Hungarian footballer.
  • 1921: Efrén Araya Vergara, Chilean judge (f. 2006).
  • 1921: George Luz, US military (d. 1998).
  • 1921: Gil Parrondo, Spanish decorator.
  • 1921: Tony Scott, American clarinetist (d. 2007).
  • 1922: John Amis, British journalist (d. 2013).
  • 1922: Jerry Fielding, American musician and composer (d. 1980).
  • 1922: Felipe Herrera, Chilean economist and politician (f. 1996).
  • 1922: Paul Schallück, German writer (d. 1976).
  • 1923: Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004).
  • 1925 – Alexander Shulgin, Russian-born American chemist and pharmacist.
  • 1926: José Martín Recuerda, Spanish playwright and professor (f. 2007).
  • 1927: Lucio Fulci, Italian filmmaker (d. 1996).
  • 1927: Wally Wood, American illustrator and publicist (d. 1981).
  • 1928: Juan María Bordaberry, Uruguayan politician, president and dictator (d. 2011).
  • 1928: Jacques Delahaye, French sculptor (d. 2010).
  • 1929: Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait between 2006 and 2020 (f. 2020).
  • 1929: Ovidio Fuentes, Argentine actor (f. 1998).
  • 1929: Tigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (d. 1984).
  • 1929: Pensri Poomchoosri, Thai singer (d. 2007).
  • 1930: Richelieu Levoyer, Ecuadorian military and politician.
  • 1931: João Lyra, Brazilian politician.
  • 1931: John Anthony Baldessari, American artist.
  • 1933: Harry Browne, American politician (d. 2006).
  • 1933: Christian Ferras, French violinist (d. 1982).
  • 1933: Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (d. 1970).
  • 1935: José María Gil-Robles y Gil-Delgado, Spanish politician.
  • 1936: Ken Loach, British filmmaker.
  • 1937: Cristina Bajo, Argentine writer.
  • 1937: Jorge Edgardo D’Ascenzo, Argentine footballer.
  • 1937: Egle Martin, Argentine actress, vedette and singer.
  • 1937: Ted Nelson, American sociologist and philosopher.
  • 1938: Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (d. 1990).
  • 1938: Satoshi Miyazaki, Japanese karate master (d. 1993).
  • 1938: José Manuel Félix Mourinho, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1938: Darío Silva Silva, Colombian missionary, writer and journalist.
  • 1939: Krzysztof Zanussi, Polish filmmaker.
  • 1940: George Akerlof, American economist, 2001 Nobel Laureate in economics.
  • 1940: Marcel Aubour, French footballer.
  • 1940: Máximo Honorato, Chilean union leader.
  • 1940: Chuck Rainey, American bassist.
  • 1942: Mohamed el-Baradei, Egyptian politician.
  • 1942: Alberto Santofimio, Colombian politician.
  • 1943: Newt Gingrich, American politician.
  • 1943: Barry Manilow, American singer.
  • 1943: Vicente Pelechano, Spanish psychologist.
  • 1943: Chantal Mouffe, French philosopher.
  • 1943: Ramón Pellín García, Spanish radio host.
  • 1943: Burt Rutan, American engineer.
  • 1943: Luis Guillermo Vélez, Colombian politician and economist (d. 2007).
  • 1944: Santiago López Castillo, Spanish journalist.
  • 1944: Bill Rafferty, American comedian (d. 2012).
  • 1944: María Teresa Ramírez, Colombian writer and historian.
  • 1945: Malevo Ferreyra, Argentine curator (d. 2008)
  • 1945: Frank Ashmore, American actor.
  • 1945: Rosa María Calaf, Spanish journalist.
  • 1945: Tommy Franks, American general.
  • 1945: Ken Livingstone, British politician.
  • 1945: Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1946: Eduardo Camano, Argentine politician.
  • 1946: Ernie Eves, Canadian politician.
  • 1946: Salvador Ordóñez, Spanish geologist.
  • 1946: Alun Armstrong, British actor.
  • 1947: Linda Chavez, American writer.
  • 1947: Paul Young, British singer and musician, of the band Sad Café (d. 2000).
  • 1948: Joaquín Almunia, Spanish politician.
  • 1948: David Concepción, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1948: Shō Kosugi, Japanese martial arts fighter.
  • 1949: Tom Corbett, American politician.
  • 1949: Alda Lazo Ríos, Peruvian sociologist, preacher and politician.
  • 1949: Snakefinger, British musician, of the band The Residents.
  • 1950: José Luis García Martín, Spanish poet and literary critic.
  • 1950: William Gómez, Costa Rican journalist (d. 2012).
  • 1950: Lee Tamahori, New Zealand film director.
  • 1951: Starhawk, American writer and activist.
  • 1951: Paul McGuinness, Irish German talent manager.
  • 1952: Sergio Marchionne, Italian businessman.
  • 1954: Mark Linn-Baker, American actor.
  • 1956: Edgar Jones, American basketball player.
  • 1957: Phil Chevron, Irish guitarist (The Pogues) (d. 2013).
  • 1957: Pedro Romo, Mexican actor and comedian.
  • 1957: Maricarmen Arrigorriaga, Chilean actress
  • 1958: Jello Biafra, American musician.
  • 1958: Bobby Farrelly, American filmmaker.
  • 1959: Nikos Stavropoulos, Greek basketball player and coach.
  • 1959: Adrie van der Poel, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1960: Adrián Campos, Spanish Formula 1 driver (d. 2021).
  • 1960: Thomas Haden Church, American actor.
  • 1960: Jan Wouters, Dutch footballer.
  • 1962: Gabriel Ángel Villa Vahos, Titular Bishop of Ocaña.
  • 1962: Michael Monroe, Finnish musician, of the band Hanoi Rocks.
  • 1963: Christophe Barratier, French filmmaker, screenwriter and musician.
  • 1963: Greg Kinnear, American actor.
  • 1963: Joaquín Otero, Spanish politician.
  • 1964: Rinaldo Capello, Italian motorsport driver.
  • 1964: Michael Gross, German swimmer.
  • 1964: Fabio Manes, Argentine journalist and television host (d. 2014).
  • 1965: José Óscar Herrera, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1965: Mario Duarte, Colombian actor and singer.
  • 1965: Consuelo Femenía Guardiola, Spanish diplomat.
  • 1966: Aitor Etxaburu, Spanish handball player.
  • 1966: Jason Patric, American actor.
  • 1967: Javier Barrientos Grandon, Spanish lawyer.
  • 1967: Terry Davis, American basketball player.
  • 1967: Eric Stefani, American musician, of the band No Doubt.
  • 1967: Tori Welles, American porn actress.
  • 1968: Luis Barbat, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1968: Luka Pavićević, Serbian basketball player.
  • 1968: Mari Sano Japanese artist.
  • 1968: Minoru Suzuki, Japanese fighter.
  • 1969: Ruth Infarinato, Argentine actress and presenter.
  • 1969: Roberto Laiseka, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1969: Claudia Pavlovich, Mexican politician.
  • 1969: Ilia Tsimbalar, Russian footballer. (f. 2013)
  • 1969: Daniel Peredo, Peruvian sports journalist and narrator. (f. 2018)
  • 1969: Paul Tergat, Kenyan marathon runner.
  • 1969: Alberto Undurraga, Chilean politician.
  • 1970: Will Forte, American actor and screenwriter.
  • 1970: Popeye Jones, American basketball player.
  • 1971: Coco Echagüe, Uruguayan actor and presenter.
  • 1971: Neil Emblen, British footballer and coach.
  • 1971: Dominic Rowan, British actor.
  • 1971: Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer.
  • 1971: Marcos Saback, Brazilian guitarist.
  • 1972: Markus López, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1972: Bjørn Tore Kvarme, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1973: Krayzie Bone, American rapper, of the band Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
  • 1973: Mario Delgado Carrillo, Mexican politician and economist.
  • 1973: Louis Leterrier, French filmmaker.
  • 1973: Leander Paes, Indian tennis player.
  • 1974: Javiera Contador, actress and Chilean television presenter.
  • 1974: Marco Antonio Barrera, Mexican boxer.
  • 1975: Chloe Jones, American model and actress (f. 2005).
  • 1975: Nestor Pitana, Argentine soccer referee.
  • 1975: Shaheen Sheik, Indian actress and singer.
  • 1975: Juan Carlos Valerón, Spanish footballer.
  • 1976: Scott Adkins, British actor.
  • 1976: Carolina Pascual, Spanish gymnast.
  • 1976: Piotr Svidler, Russian chess player.
  • 1977: Ahmed Azimov, orientalist and Russian journalist.
  • 1977: Jarosław Lato, Polish footballer.
  • 1978: Esteban Paulón, Argentine activist.
  • 1978: Andrea Campagnolo, Italian footballer.
  • 1978: Alex Oliveira, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1979: Young Maylay, American rapper.
  • 1979: Aleksandr Motyliov, Russian chess player.
  • 1979: Nick Rimando, American footballer.
  • 1980: Carlinhos, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1980: Venus Williams, American tennis player and designer.
  • 1982: Arthur Darvill, British actor.
  • 1982: Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1982: Patricio Valladares, Chilean filmmaker, actor and writer.
  • 1983: Walter Gigena, Argentine footballer.
  • 1983: Andreu Guerao, Spanish footballer.
  • 1983: Lee Ryan, British singer, of the band Blue.
  • 1984: John Gallagher, Jr., American actor and singer.
  • 1984: Luis Antonio Jiménez Garcés, Chilean footballer.
  • 1984: Chris Weidman, American wrestler.
  • 1985: Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player.
  • 1985: Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1985: Diego Souza, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1985: Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, French footballer.
  • 1985: Jan Mauersberger, German footballer.
  • 1985: Andrea Demirović, Montenegrin singer.
  • 1986: Apoula Edel, Armenian footballer.
  • 1986: Ernesto Galán, Spanish footballer.
  • 1986: Marie Avgeropoulos Canadian actress.
  • 1986: Éder Jordán, Bolivian soccer player.
  • 1987: Rebecca Breeds, Australian actress.
  • 1987: Román González, Nicaraguan boxer.
  • 1987: Kendrick Lamar, American rapper, of the band Black Hippy.
  • 1988: Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player.
  • 1988: Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer.
  • 1988: Demba Savage, Gambian footballer.
  • 1988: Shota Iwata, Japanese footballer.
  • 1989: Queralt Castellet, Spanish snowboarder.
  • 1989: Serikzhan Muzhikov, Kazakh footballer.
  • 1990: Jordan Henderson, British footballer.
  • 1990: Joel Robles, Spanish footballer.
  • 1990: Tom Scurr, British actor.
  • 1990: Alán Dzagóyev, Russian footballer.
  • 1990: Tiago Pagnussat, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1990: Kevin Molino, Trinidadian soccer player.
  • 1990: Abdul Naza Alhassan, Ghanaian footballer.
  • 1991: Christopher Chizoba, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1991: Manuel Pucciarelli, Italian footballer.
  • 1991: Grégoire Defrel, French footballer.
  • 1991: Leandro Cabrera, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1992: Maxime Lestienne, Belgian footballer.
  • 1992: Miran Kabe, Japanese footballer.
  • 1992: Josué Sá, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1993: Rebekah Stott, New Zealand footballer.
  • 1994: Didier Ndong, Gabonese footballer.
  • 1995: Arkadiusz Reca, Polish footballer.
  • 1995: Clément Lenglet, French footballer.
  • 1995: Ádám Nagy, Hungarian footballer.
  • 1997: KJ Apa, New Zealand actor.
  • 1997: Alexander Bublik, Kazakh tennis player.
  • 1999: Noa Lang, Dutch footballer.
  • 1999: Elena Rybakina, Kazakh tennis player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

A Day as Today - Deaths - Dorian's Secrets
Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

June 17 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 676: Adeodato II, Pope No. 77 of the Catholic Church.
  • 900: Fulcher of Reims, French Archbishop.
  • 924: Edward the Elder, King of Wessex and England (b. 874).
  • 956: Hugh the Great, French King (b.898).
  • 1025: Boleslaus I of Poland, Polish King (b.966).
  • 1091: Theodoric V, Dutch aristocrat (b. 1052).
  • 1160: Rainier of Pisa, Italian merchant, hermit and monk (b. 1115).
  • 1460: Fortún Velázquez de Cuéllar, Spanish aristocrat and religious.
  • 1463: Catherine, Portuguese aristocrat (b.1436).
  • 1501: John I Albert, Polish King (b.1459).
  • 1516: Juan III of Albret, Navarrese king (b.1469).
  • 1565: Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (b. 1536).
  • 1649: Injo of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1595).
  • 1666: Carlos Fernando de Medici, Italian bishop (b. 1595).
  • 1678: Bernardo de Iturrizarra, Spanish politician and judge (b.1608).
  • 1696: John III Sobieski, Polish King (b.1629).
  • 1719: Joseph Addison, British essayist, poet and politician (b. 1672).
  • 1734: Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general (b.1653)
  • 1762: Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (b.1674).
  • 1775: John Pitcairn, British soldier (b. 1722).
  • 1784: Felipe de Neve, Spanish governor (b. 1724).
  • 1787: José de Gálvez y Gallardo, Spanish jurist and politician (b. 1720).
  • 1795: Ernest Dominique François Joseph Duquesnoy, French revolutionary (b. 1749).
  • 1797: Aga Muhammad Khan, Persian shah (b. 1742).
  • 1801: Tomás Aniceto de la Bodega y Quadra, Peruvian priest (b. 1731).
  • 1812: Gregory Peter V Kupelian, Armenian priest (b. 1738).
  • 1821: Martín Miguel de Güemes, Argentine military man (b. 1785).
  • 1821: Fulgencio Yegros, Paraguayan politician and military man (b. 1780).
  • 1831: Andrés Esteban Gómez, Spanish religious (b. 1766).
  • 1839: William Bentinck, British politician (b. 1774).
  • 1843: Johann Natterer, Austrian naturalist and explorer (b. 1787).
  • 1844: José Alós Mora, Spanish military and politician (b. 1765).
  • 1854: Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, German botanist (b. 1782).
  • 1862: Charles John Canning, British politician (b.1812).
  • 1863: Francisco González de Prada, Peruvian jurist (b. 1815).
  • 1865: José de la Cruz Carrillo, Venezuelan military man (b. 1788).
  • 1866: Lewis Cass, American politician and military man (b. 1782).
  • 1869: Elbio Fernández, Uruguayan lawyer, journalist and magistrate (b. 1842).
  • 1871: Carlos Rubio y Colell, Spanish poet (b. 1833).
  • 1876: Fermín Caballero, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1800).
  • 1890: Robustiana Armiño, Spanish poet (b. 1821).
  • 1897: Eloy Gonzalo, Spanish military man, hero of Cascorro (b. 1868).
  • 1897: Sebastian Kneipp, German priest and physician (b. 1821).
  • 1898 – Edward Burne-Jones, British painter (b.1833).
  • 1898: Carlos de Haes, Spanish painter of Dutch origin (b. 1829).
  • 1899: Pedro Mallo, Argentine historian (b. 1837).
  • 1899: Rafael Tristany, Carlist general (b. 1814).
  • 1903: Daniel de Solier, Argentine military man (b. 1845).
  • 1904: Nikolai Bobrikov, Russian general and politician (b. 1839).
  • 1905: Máximo Gómez Báez, hero of Cuban independence (b. 1836).
  • 1906 – Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player (b.1872).
  • 1908: Ernesto Tornquist, Argentine businessman (b. 1842).
  • 1910: Carlos Doncel, Argentine politician (b. 1851).
  • 1916 – Henry Brunner, British chemist (b.1838).
  • 1917: José Manuel Pando, Bolivian politician, soldier and explorer (b. 1848).
  • 1925: A. C. Benson, British essayist and poet (b. 1862).
  • 1928: Ramón de Basterra, Spanish writer (b. 1888).
  • 1928 – Karl Pohlig, German conductor and musician (b.1864).
  • 1931: Anton Nyström, Swedish physician and writer (b. 1842).
  • 1932: Juan Pablo Peñaloza, Venezuelan politician and military man (b. 1855).
  • 1932: Angelo Sbardellotto, Italian anarchist (b.1907).
  • 1936 – Henry B. Walthall, American actor (b.1878).
  • 1939: Vane Hungerford Pennell, British tennis player (b.1876).
  • 1940: Tomás Cullen, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1863).
  • 1940: Arthur Harden, British biochemist, 1929 Nobel Prize Winner (b.1865).
  • 1942: Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1853).
  • 1943: Vincent McNabb, Irish priest and scholar (b. 1868).
  • 1947: Gumersindo Torres, Venezuelan physician and politician (b. 1875).
  • 1948: Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Indian Hindu poet (b.1911).
  • 1952: César Barja, Spanish literary critic (b. 1890).
  • 1952: Jack Parsons, American occultist (b.1914).
  • 1952: Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (b.1862).
  • 1955: Carlyle Blackwell, American actor (b.1884).
  • 1956: Dionisio Garrido Segura, Chilean politician (b. 1894).
  • 1956: Artur Văitoianu, Romanian military man (b. 1864).
  • 1957: Augusto Samuel Boyd, Panamanian surgeon and politician (b. 1879).
  • 1957: Melitón Pedraza y Pereyra, Argentine businessman and politician (b. 1896).
  • 1957: Dorothy Richardson, British novelist (b. 1873).
  • 1960: Pierre Reverdy, French writer (b. 1889).
  • 1961: Jeff Chandler, American actor (b.1918).
  • 1963: Richard Baer, ​​Nazi officer (b.1911).
  • 1963: Alan Francis Brooke, British serviceman (b. 1883).
  • 1963: Carl Friedrich Roewer, German botanist (b. 1881).
  • 1964: Clarence G. Badger, American film director (b. 1880).
  • 1965: Manuel Vidal Hermosa, Spanish soccer player (b.1901).
  • 1967: Juan Rof Codina, Spanish veterinarian (b. 1874).
  • 1968: Alejandro González y Robleto, Nicaraguan bishop (b. 1884).
  • 1968: José Nasazzi, Uruguayan soccer player (b.1901).
  • 1970: Josep de Togores, Spanish painter (b. 1893).
  • 1972: Elsie Maud Wakefield, British botanist (b.1886).
  • 1974: Pamela Britton, American actress (b. 1923).
  • 1976: Paco Urondo, Argentine writer, politician and revolutionary (b.1930).
  • 1981: Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889).
  • 1982: Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (b.1920).
  • 1985: Pedro Coudannes, Argentine soccer player (b.1956).
  • 1985: Kiril Moskalenko, Soviet military man (b.1902).
  • 1986: Felipe Rosas, Mexican soccer player (b.1910).
  • 1986: Ricardo Sáenz de Ynestrillas Martínez, Spanish military man (b. 1935).
  • 1986: Kate Smith, American actress (b.1907).
  • 1987: Conrado Menéndez Díaz, Mexican writer and lawyer (b. 1912).
  • 1992: Daniel Riolobos, Argentine singer (b.1932).
  • 1993: Ramón Salas Larrazábal, soldier and Spanish historian (b. 1916).
  • 1996: Thomas Kuhn, American epistemologist (b.1922).
  • 1996: Curt Swan, American illustrator (b.1920).
  • 1998: Gianni Lunadei, Argentine actor of Italian origin (b. 1938).
  • 1999: Basil Hume, British cardinal (b.1923).
  • 2000: Leandro Maloberti, Argentine sailor (b.1912).
  • 2001: Donald Cram, American chemist, 1987 Nobel Prize Winner (b.1919).
  • 2002: Yuri Korneyev, Soviet basketball player (b.1937).
  • 2002: Antony Sutton, British economist and historian (b.1925).
  • 2002: Fritz Walter, German footballer (b.1920).
  • 2004: Sara Lidman, Swedish writer (b.1923).
  • 2006: Arturo Gutiérrez-Zamora Tejeda, Mexican banker (b.1917).
  • 2007: Ernesto Ayala, Chilean businessman and union leader (b. 1916).
  • 2007: Gianfranco Ferré, Italian fashion designer (b.1944).
  • 2008: Cyd Charisse, American dancer and actress (b.1921).
  • 2008: Davey Lee, American actor (b.1924).
  • 2008: Jorge Medina Vidal, Uruguayan writer and semiologist (b. 1925).
  • 2008: Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (b.1962).
  • 2009: Ralf Dahrendorf, Anglo-German sociologist and politician (b.1929).
  • 2009: Alejandro Doria, Argentine filmmaker (b.1936).
  • 2009: Oscar Ferreiro, Argentine actor (b.1945).
  • 2009: Fernando Peña, Uruguayan actor and radio host (b.1963).
  • 2009: Darrell Powers, American sergeant (b.1923).
  • 2009: Juan Ángel Romero Isasi, Paraguayan soccer player (b.1934).
  • 2010: Héctor Camps, Argentine journalist (b. 1966).
  • 2010: Miguel Patrón Marchand, Uruguayan conductor and musicologist (b. 1943).
  • 2010: Raymond Meunier, French actor (b.1920).
  • 2011: Gabriel Díaz Berbel, Spanish politician (b.1940).
  • 2011: David Brockhoff, Australian rugby player (b.1928).
  • 2011: Ben Grussendorf, American politician (b.1942).
  • 2011: Ruth M. Kirk, American politician (b.1930).
  • 2011: Rex Mossop, Australian rugby player (b.1928).
  • 2011: Nathan Sharon, Israeli biochemist (b.1925).
  • 2011: George M. White, American architect (b.1920).
  • 2012: Herman «Chiquitín» Ettedgui, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1917).
  • 2012: Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (b.1965).
  • 2013: Michael Baigent, New Zealand writer (b.1948).
  • 2013: Manel Comas, Spanish basketball coach (b.1945).
  • 2013: Bulbs Ehlers, American basketball player (b.1923).
  • 2013: Jalil Shahnaz, Iranian musician (b.1921).
  • 2013: Geoff Strong, British footballer (b.1937).
  • 2013: Rafael Valek, Colombian soccer player (b.1932).
  • 2013: Dinorah Varsi, Uruguayan pianist of classical music (b. 1939).
  • 2014: Anfós Ramón, Spanish writer and poet (b. 1924) .4
  • 2014: Jorge Romo Fuentes, Mexican soccer player (b.1923).
  • 2015: Süleyman Demirel, Turkish politician, President of Turkey between 1993 and 2000 (b.1924).
  • 2015: Roberto Marcelo Levingston, Argentine military man and de facto president of Argentina between 1970 and 1971 (b.1920).
  • 2016: Rubén Aguirre, actor, comedian and Mexican producer (b.1934).
  • 2017: Iván Fandiño, Spanish bullfighter (b.1980).
  • 2019: Mohamed Mursi, Egyptian politician, president of Egypt between 2012 and 2013 (b.1951).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 17 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
  • Germany: Holiday of the Federal Republic of Germany (celebrated between 1954 and 1990).
  • Iceland: National Holiday
  • El Salvador: Father’s Day
  • Guatemala: Father’s Day.
  • Peru: Anniversary of the founding of the Villa de Valverde (current Ica).
  • Argentina: National Day of Latin American Freedom
  • Argentina: Death of General Martín Miguel de Güemes (national holiday).
  • Costa Rica: Father’s Day
  • Spain: Tapa Day

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 17 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • saints Blasto and Diogenes, martyrs (s. inc.).
  • saints Isauro, Inocente, Félix, Hérmio, Peregrino and Basilio de Apolonia, martyrs (s. inc.).
  • Saints Nicandro and Marciano de Dorostoro, martyrs (c. 297).
  • Saint Antidio of Besançon, bishop and martyr (c. 411).
  • Saint Hypatius of Bithynia, hegumen (446).
  • Saint Herveus of Brittany, hermit (6th century).
  • Saint Avito of Orleans, abbot (c. 530).
  • Saint Raniero of Pisa, pilgrim (1160)
  • Saint Teresa of Lorvaô, queen (1250).
  • Blessed Pedro Gambacorta (1435).
  • Blessed Pablo Burali, Bishop of Piacenza and Naples (1578).
  • Blessed Philip Pappon, priest and martyr (1794).
  • Saint Peter Da, martyr (1862).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 17 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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