Historical Events For April - 17
Thursday, 23 March 2017
1961 On this day in history 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro
1961 On April - 17 bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail
1962 On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1964 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on this day in history.
1964 Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on April - 17.
1964 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on this day in history.
1966 On April - 17 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)
1967 Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on April - 17.
1967 On April - 17 shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
1967 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,
1968 On April - 17 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1968 On this day in history margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1969 On this day in history czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed
1969 On this day in history sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
1969 On this day in history the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert
1969 Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons on this day in history.
1970 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on this day in history.
1970 On April - 17 paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"
1970 On April - 17 the Apollo XIII mission makes it back to earth It was the mission which popularized the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" as an on-board explosion threatened to kill the spacemen... "Houston, we HAD a problem"
1970 On this day in history sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
1971 On this day in history egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)
1971 On April - 17 roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
1972 On April - 17 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26
1974 On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
1974 Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 on April - 17.
1975 Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on this day in history.
1975 On April - 17 the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge
1976 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1977 On April - 17 e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus
1977 On this day in history marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
1978 On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon
1983 On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins
1983 On April - 17 in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters