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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Thursday, 28 May 2015

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

1959  Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

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 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  A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m on January - 17.  

1962  Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1963  Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km on this day in history.  

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

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  On January - 17 martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago  

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

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

1966  On January - 17 vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50  

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 January - 17.  

1968  Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1969  On January - 17 beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK  

1969  Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US on January - 17.  

1969  On January - 17 grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59  

1970  On January - 17 aFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3  

1970  John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts) on January - 17.  

1970  On this day in history 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  On this day in history rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55  

1973  City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi on January - 17.  

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

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

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  On this day in history birth of philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy  

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  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 January - 17.  

1517  On January - 17 birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

1545  Antonio Pace, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 January - 17 theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49  

1103  On January - 17 frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  

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

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on January - 17.  

1369  On this day in history death of king Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)  

1468  On this day in history 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 this day in history.