Historical Events For April - 17
Saturday, 17 February 2018
1961 On this day in history 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 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on this day in history.
1966 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on this day in history.
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 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on this day in history.
1968 On April - 17 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 April - 17.
1969 On April - 17 czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed
1969 On April - 17 sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
1969 On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert
1969 Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons on this day in history.
1970 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on April - 17.
1970 Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on this day in history.
1970 On April - 17 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 On this day in history egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)
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 April - 17.
1974 On this day in history frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
1975 Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on April - 17.
1975 On April - 17 the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge
1976 On this day in history jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
1977 E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on April - 17.
1977 Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on April - 17.
1978 On this day in history bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon
1983 On this day in history first National Coin Week begins
1983 In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on April - 17.