Historical Events Happened In April - 17
Friday, 31 July 2015
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 On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1964 On this day in history ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)
1964 Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on this day in history.
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 Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on April - 17.
1967 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on April - 17.
1968 P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on April - 17.
1968 On April - 17 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1968 On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1969 On this day in history 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 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on April - 17.
1969 Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons on this day in history.
1970 On April - 17 apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
1970 On April - 17 paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"
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 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 April - 17.
1974 On April - 17 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 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 April - 17.
1977 E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on this day in history.
1977 On April - 17 marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
1978 On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon
1983 First National Coin Week begins on this day in history.
1983 In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on this day in history.