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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

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1959  On January - 17 "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances  

1959  Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on January - 17.  

1960  On January - 17 mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational  

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

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

1961  Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36 on January - 17.  

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

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

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 January - 17.  

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 January - 17.  

1966  On January - 17 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 January - 17.  

1966  Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50 on this day in history.  

1967  On January - 17 evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82  

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 January - 17.  

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

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

1969  Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US on January - 17.  

1969  On January - 17 grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59  

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

1970  John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts) on January - 17.  

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

1972  On January - 17 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  City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi on this day in history.  

1973  On January - 17 new Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life  

1973  On January - 17 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  Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On this day in history birth of philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy  

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  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on this day in history.  

1504  Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on January - 17.  

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

1545  On this day in history birth of antonio Pace, composer  

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 January - 17 theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49  

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

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

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.