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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  

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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  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on this day in history.  

1539  On April - 17 birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on April - 17.  

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

1586  On this day in history birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

1620  On April - 17 birth of marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  

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

0617  On April - 17 death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

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 this day in history.  

1272  On this day in history zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  

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

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