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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

Sunday, 20 April 2014

1961  On this day in history 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro  

1961  On this day in history bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail  

1962  Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66 on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)  

1964  Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances  

1966  On this day in history 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)  

1967  Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off  

1967  On this day in history surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20  

1968  P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history "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  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on this day in history.  

1969  The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons  

1970  Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on this day in history.  

1970  Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on this day in history.  

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 this day in history sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92  

1971  Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on this day in history.  

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  Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)  

1975  The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85  

1977  On this day in history 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  Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on this day in history.  

1983  First National Coin Week begins on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  On this day in history birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

1539  On this day in history birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on this day in history.  

1573  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

1598  On this day in history birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on this day in history.  

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on this day in history.  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

1297  On this day in history willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86