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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  Click To Search About This In Google

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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1962  On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66  Click To Search About This In Google

1964  Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1964  Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1964  "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1966  On this day in history 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)  Click To Search About This In Google

1967  Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1967  On April - 17 shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off  Click To Search About This In Google

1967  On April - 17 surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20  Click To Search About This In Google

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1968  P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1968  "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1968  On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  On this day in history sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  On this day in history bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  On April - 17 sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92  Click To Search About This In Google

1971  Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1971  Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1972  1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1974  On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA  Click To Search About This In Google

1974  Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1975  Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1975  On this day in history the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge  Click To Search About This In Google

1976  Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  On April - 17 e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1978  On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon  Click To Search About This In Google

1983  On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins  Click To Search About This In Google

1983  On this day in history in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters  Click To Search About This In Google

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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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1586  On April - 17 birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  Click To Search About This In Google

1587  On April - 17 birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

0617  On April - 17 death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  Click To Search About This In Google

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1297  On this day in history willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  Click To Search About This In Google

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