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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

Thursday, 30 October 2014

1961  1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on April - 17.  

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 April - 17.  

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  On this day in history "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 April - 17 operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta  

1967  On this day in history shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off  

1967  Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1968  On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

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

1969  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on this day in history.  

1969  On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert  

1969  On April - 17 bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons  

1970  Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on April - 17.  

1970  On April - 17 paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"  

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 this day in history 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 April - 17.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge  

1976  On April - 17 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  Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history first National Coin Week begins  

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  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on April - 17.  

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

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on this day in history.  

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

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

1587  On this day in history birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

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

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on April - 17.  

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  On this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  

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

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  On April - 17 death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.