Historical Events For April - 17
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
1961 On this day in history 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro
1961 Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail on this day in history.
1962 Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66 on this day in history.
1964 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on April - 17.
1964 On this day in history jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world
1964 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on April - 17.
1966 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta
1967 On April - 17 shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
1967 On April - 17 surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
1968 On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,
1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on this day in history.
1968 Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on April - 17.
1969 Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on April - 17.
1969 On this day in history sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
1969 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on this day in history.
1969 Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons on this day in history.
1970 On April - 17 apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
1970 Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on April - 17.
1970 On this day in history 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 April - 17 sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
1971 On April - 17 egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)
1971 Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history 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 On April - 17 frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
1975 On this day in history khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)
1975 On April - 17 the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge
1976 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on April - 17.
1977 E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on April - 17.
1977 On April - 17 marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
1978 On this day in history bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon
1983 First National Coin Week begins on April - 17.
1983 On this day in history in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters