On This Day: June 17th
This is 168th day of the year and 197 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—14 Sivan 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 15th day of the 5th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
Venus Williamstennis player
James Weldon Johnsonauthor, educator
M. C. Escherartist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.