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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

Saturday, 28 February 2015

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

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  On April - 17 louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66  

1964  Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on this day in history.  

1964  On April - 17 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 April - 17.  

1967  On April - 17 operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta  

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

1967  Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on this day in history.  

1968  On April - 17 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  Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on April - 17.  

1969  On April - 17 czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed  

1969  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on April - 17.  

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  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 April - 17.  

1971  Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on April - 17.  

1972  On this day in history 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26  

1974  Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA on this day in history.  

1974  Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 on this day in history.  

1975  Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on April - 17.  

1975  The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on April - 17.  

1976  Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1977  E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on this day in history.  

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 April - 17 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 April - 17 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 April - 17.  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on April - 17.  

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

1598  On April - 17 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  On April - 17 death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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 April - 17.  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.  

0858  On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on April - 17.  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.  

1297  On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86