Historical Events For April - 17
Saturday, 21 October 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 April - 17.
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 April - 17.
1964 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on this day in history.
1966 On April - 17 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 April - 17.
1967 On this day in history surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
1968 On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,
1968 On April - 17 "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 Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on April - 17.
1969 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on April - 17.
1969 On this day in history the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert
1969 On this day in history bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons
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 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 on April - 17.
1971 Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on April - 17.
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 April - 17.
1974 Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1975 The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on April - 17.
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 this day in history marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
1978 Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on April - 17.
1983 On this day in history first National Coin Week begins
1983 In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on this day in history.