8/17/2022 12:01:00 AM Today In History - August 17
Maureen O’Hara with John Wayne in McLintock!
(Public Domain Photo)
The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller. She passed away in 2015 and was one of the actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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Today in History in 1786 frontiersman, adventurer, and politician Davy Crockett was born in Greene County, Tennessee; in 1903 Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia University and begins Pulitzer Prizes; and in 1921 Maureen O'Hara, Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th Street, The Quiet Man, McLintock!) was born in Ranelagh, County Dublin.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1807 - Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1863 - Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC
1903 - Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia University & begins Pulitzer Prizes
1933 - Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
1946 - George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom
1973 - Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
1998 - Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.
1786 - Davy Crockett, Greene County, Tennessee, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo), (d. 1836)
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Warsaw Poland, Hollywood movie producer (MGM)
1893 - Mae West, New York, film and stage actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), (d. 1980)
1921 - Maureen O'Hara [Fitzsimmons], Ranelagh, County Dublin, Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man)
1930 - Ted Hughes, Mytholmroyd Yorkshire, British Poet Laureate (1984-1998)
1932 - Chet Allen, Chickasha Oklahoma, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter)