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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on this day in history.  

1961  Eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba on this day in history.  

1961  Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1962  A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56  

1963  On this day in history joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km  

1964  Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago  

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

1966  B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die on this day in history.  

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  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83  

1969  On this day in history beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK  

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

1969  On this day in history grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59  

1970  On this day in history aFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3  

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

1970  Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32 on this day in history.  

1972  Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd on this day in history.  

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

1973  On this day in history city of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi  

1973  On this day in history new Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life  

1973  Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1  

1976  Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on this day in history.  

1484  George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545) was born on this day in history.  

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  Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes) was born on this day in history.  

1545  Antonio Pace, composer was born on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history birth of gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)  

Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  On this day in history theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49  

1103  On this day in history frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  

1119  On this day in history boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1369  On this day in history death of king Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)  

1468  Death of Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405) on this day in history.  

1598  On this day in history death of fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)  

1604  Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.