Historical Events For April - 17
Friday, 28 April 2017
1961 On April - 17 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro
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 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 April - 17 "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 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 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 April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95
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 April - 17.
1969 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on April - 17.
1969 On April - 17 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 this day in history.
1970 On April - 17 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 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 Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA on this day in history.
1974 On April - 17 frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
1975 Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on this day in history.
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 April - 17 e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus
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