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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

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

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  On January - 17 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  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  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 January - 17.  

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 January - 17.  

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

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

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

1967  Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1968  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft on January - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  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  City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi on January - 17.  

1973  New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life on January - 17.  

1973  On January - 17 fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77  

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

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  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on January - 17.  

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

1484  On this day in history birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  

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 this day in history.  

1517  On this day in history 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  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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

1119  On January - 17 boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  

1229  On this day in history 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  Death of Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405) on this day in history.  

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

1604  On this day in history santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61