Historical Events Happened In April - 17
Thursday, 30 October 2014
1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on April - 17.
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.
1962 Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66 on April - 17.
1964 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on April - 17.
1964 On this day in history jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world
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 On this day in history shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
1967 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on this day in history.
1968 P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on April - 17.
1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on this day in history.
1968 On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1969 On April - 17 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 On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert
1969 On April - 17 bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons
1970 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on April - 17.
1970 On April - 17 paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
1975 On this day in history khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)
1975 On this day in history the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge
1976 On April - 17 jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
1977 On April - 17 e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus
1977 On April - 17 marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
1978 Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history first National Coin Week begins
1983 On April - 17 in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters