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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

1959  On this day in history 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 this day in history eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

1961  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82  

1968  On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

1968  On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

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  Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49  

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

1119  On this day in history boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

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  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.