Historical Events Happened In April - 17
Wednesday, 02 December 2015
1961 On this day in history 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro
1961 Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail on April - 17.
1962 On April - 17 louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1964 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on April - 17.
1964 On April - 17 jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world
1964 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on April - 17.
1966 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on April - 17.
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 this day in history.
1967 On April - 17 surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
1968 P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on this day in history.
1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1969 On this day in history czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed
1969 On this day in history sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
1969 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons
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 April - 17.
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.
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 April - 17 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 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 this day in history.
1976 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history 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 On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon
1983 First National Coin Week begins on April - 17.
1983 On April - 17 in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters