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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

Saturday, 25 October 2014

1961  On this day in history 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  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  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  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  Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,  

1968  On this day in history "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs  

1968  Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on this day in history.  

1969  On April - 17 czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed  

1969  On April - 17 sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy  

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 April - 17.  

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  On April - 17 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 this day in history 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  On April - 17 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26  

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  On April - 17 khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)  

1975  The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on this day in history.  

1976  Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1983  On April - 17 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  On April - 17 birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

1539  On this day in history birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1573  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on this day in history.  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on this day in history.  

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on April - 17.  

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

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  On this day in history death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  

0818  On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

0858  On this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on April - 17.  

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