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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Sunday, 29 March 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  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on January - 17.  

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 January - 17 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  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 this day in history terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57  

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

1966  On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

1968  On January - 17 soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

1968  Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 on January - 17.  

1969  On this day in history beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK  

1969  Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US on this day in history.  

1969  Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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  Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32 on January - 17.  

1972  On this day in history section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd  

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 this day in history.  

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 January - 17.  

1976  Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  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  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on January - 17.  

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  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 January - 17.