1867 – John Robert Gregg the American inventor was born on the 17th day of June in 1867 (d. 1948).
1867 – Henry Lawson the Australian poet was born on the 17th day of June in 1867 (d. 1922).
1907 ~ Charles Eames, Jr the American designer who made major contributions to modern architecture and modern furniture was born in St. Louis, Missouri on the 17th June 1907 (died 21st August 1978 aged 71). Charles Eames and his wife Ray-Bernice Eames (1912~1988) also worked together in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film. www.EamesDesigns.com | www.EamesFoundation.org
1943 – Barry Manilow the American singer was born on the 17th day of June in 1943.
1980 – Venus Williams the American tennis player was born on the 17th day of June in 1980.
1988 – Stephanie Rice the Australian swimmer was born on the 17th day of June in 1988.
1994 – O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, after a televised highway chase on the 17th day of June in 1994.
Today in History for June 17th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…