Historical Events Happened In April - 17
Thursday, 27 November 2014
1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on April - 17.
1961 On April - 17 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 April - 17.
1964 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on April - 17.
1964 Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on this day in history.
1964 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on this day in history.
1966 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on this day in history.
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 April - 17.
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 April - 17.
1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on April - 17.
1968 Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on this day in history.
1969 Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on this day in history.
1969 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on this day in history.
1969 On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert
1969 On this day in history bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons
1970 On this day in history apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
1970 Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on this day in history.
1970 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" on April - 17.
1970 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 on April - 17.
1971 Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on April - 17.
1971 Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on April - 17.
1972 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 on this day in history.
1974 On April - 17 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 this day in history the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge
1976 On April - 17 jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
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 Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on this day in history.
1983 On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins
1983 On this day in history in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters