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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Saturday, 18 April 2015

1959  "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances on this day in history.  

1959  Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational  

1961  Eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba on January - 17.  

1961  On January - 17 eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

1961  Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36 on this day in history.  

1962  NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m on January - 17.  

1962  A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m on January - 17.  

1962  Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56 on January - 17.  

1963  Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57  

1966  A U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area on this day in history.  

1966  Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago on January - 17.  

1966  On this day in history uSAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die  

1966  B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die on January - 17.  

1966  On this day in history vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50  

1967  Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

1968  On January - 17 soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

1968  Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 on January - 17.  

1969  Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK on January - 17.  

1969  On this day in history debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US  

1969  Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1970  AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3 on January - 17.  

1970  On this day in history john M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts)  

1970  On January - 17 billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32  

1972  On this day in history section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd  

1972  On this day in history rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55  

1973  On January - 17 city of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi  

1973  New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life on January - 17.  

1973  On this day in history fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77  

1976  "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1 on January - 17.  

1976  On January - 17 hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency  

1976  On January - 17 ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on this day in history.  

1463  On January - 17 birth of frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther  

1484  George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545) was born on January - 17.  

1501  On this day in history birth of leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  

1504  Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on this day in history.  

1517  On this day in history birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

1545  Antonio Pace, composer was born on January - 17.  

1560  Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1103  On January - 17 frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  

1119  On January - 17 boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  

1229  On January - 17 albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68  

1369  On January - 17 death of king Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)  

1468  On January - 17 death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  

1598  Death of Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557) on this day in history.  

1604  On January - 17 santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61