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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Monday, 26 January 2015

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 this day in history.  

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 January - 17.  

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

1963  On January - 17 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  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  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  Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82 on January - 17.  

1968  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.  

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

1968  On this day in history julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83  

1969  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 January - 17.  

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 January - 17.  

1976  On January - 17 hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency  

1976  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1484  On January - 17 birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  

1501  On this day in history birth of leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  

1504  On this day in history 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 January - 17 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  Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies on this day in history.  

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

1229  On January - 17 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 January - 17 death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  

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

1604  On January - 17 santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61