July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

On July 17, 1976 the Games of the XXI Olympiad officially opened at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, making it the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Games.

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July 17, 1975 – Superpowers meet in space

July 17, 1975 – Superpowers meet in space

On July 17, 1975, as part of a project aimed at developing space rescue capability, the U.S. spacecraft Apollo and the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock in space.

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July 17, 1967 – Jimi Hendrix drops out as opening act for The Monkees

July 17, 1967 – Jimi Hendrix drops out as opening act for The Monkees

On July 17, 1967, one of the oddest musical pairings in history comes to an end when Jimi Hendrix dropped out as the opening act for teenybopper sensations The Monkees.

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July 17, 1956 – High Society, Grace Kelly’s last film, opens

July 17, 1956 – High Society, Grace Kelly’s last film, opens

On this day in 1956, the movie-musical High Society, starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra, opens in theaters around the United States.

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