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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

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

1959  On this day in history abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

1960  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on January - 17.  

1961  On this day in history eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

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  On this day in history nASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m  

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  On January - 17 joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km  

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

1966  On January - 17 a U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area.  

1966  On January - 17 martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago  

1966  On January - 17 uSAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die  

1966  On January - 17 b-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die  

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 this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

1968  Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

1970  On January - 17 aFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3  

1970  John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts) on this day in history.  

1970  Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32 on January - 17.  

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

1972  On January - 17 rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55  

1973  On this day in history 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  On January - 17 "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1  

1976  On this day in history hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency  

1976  Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident on January - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On January - 17 birth of philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy  

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on January - 17.  

1484  On January - 17 birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  

1501  On January - 17 birth of leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  

1504  On this day in history birth of pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)  

1517  On January - 17 birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

1545  On January - 17 birth of antonio Pace, composer  

1560  Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624) was born on January - 17.  

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 January - 17 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  Death of King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328) on January - 17.  

1468  On this day in history death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  

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

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