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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Thursday, 18 December 2014

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

1959  On January - 17 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  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  On January - 17 patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36  

1962  On this day in history nASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m  

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

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

1963  Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km on January - 17.  

1964  On January - 17 terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57  

1966  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82  

1968  On January - 17 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  On January - 17 julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83  

1969  On January - 17 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 January - 17 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 January - 17.  

1972  Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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  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 January - 17.  

1501  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on this day in history.  

1504  On January - 17 birth of pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)  

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

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

1103  Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies on January - 17.  

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

1229  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  

1598  Death of Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557) on January - 17.  

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