Historical Events For April - 17
Thursday, 19 January 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 On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1964 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on this day in history.
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 April - 17.
1966 On this day in history 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)
1967 Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on this day in history.
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
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 On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95
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 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 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on April - 17.
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 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 Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1972 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
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 On this day in history the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge
1976 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1977 On April - 17 e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus
1977 Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on April - 17.
1978 On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon
1983 On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins
1983 On this day in history in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters