Historical Events Happened In April - 17
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
1961 On April - 17 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 On April - 17 louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1964 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on April - 17.
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 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on April - 17.
1967 Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on April - 17.
1967 Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
1968 On April - 17 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 On this day in history margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1969 Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on April - 17.
1969 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on this day in history.
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 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 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 on April - 17.
1971 On this day in history egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)
1971 On this day in history roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
1972 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 on April - 17.
1974 On April - 17 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 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 Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1978 On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon
1983 On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins
1983 In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on this day in history.