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

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

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  A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m on this day in history.  

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 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  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 this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history 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 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 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 January - 17.  

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

1970  AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77  

1976  "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1 on January - 17.  

1976  On this day in history 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 People Born On This Day In History

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on January - 17.  

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 January - 17.  

1501  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on January - 17.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies on this day in history.  

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

1468  Death of Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405) on this day in history.  

1598  On January - 17 death of fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)  

1604  Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61 on January - 17.  

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