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Historical Events For January - 17

Saturday, 29 April 2017

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

1959  On January - 17 abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

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

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  On January - 17 patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36  

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 this day in history.  

1962  On January - 17 gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56  

1963  On January - 17 joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km  

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

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  Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago on this day in history.  

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

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

1966  Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50 on January - 17.  

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

1968  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.  

1968  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.  

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  Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US on this day in history.  

1969  Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59 on January - 17.  

1970  On January - 17 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 January - 17.  

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

1972  Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55 on January - 17.  

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

1973  New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther  

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

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

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

1517  Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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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 January - 17.  

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

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on January - 17.  

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

1369  Death of King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328) on this day in history.  

1468  On January - 17 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 January - 17.  

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