Historical Events In April - 17
Sunday, 03 July 2022
1924 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM on this day in history.
1925 On this day in history nY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
1927 On this day in history japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
1930 Abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR on this day in history.
1930 On this day in history abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
1932 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery on this day in history.
1933 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 on April - 17.
1934 On this day in history new Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5
1935 On this day in history provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs)
1936 Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies on this day in history.
1937 On April - 17 cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut
1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history office of Price Administration established (handled rationing)
1941 On this day in history british troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1942 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg on this day in history.
1943 Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul on April - 17.
1944 On April - 17 j T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
1945 On April - 17 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1945 Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed on April - 17.
1946 Last French troops leave Syria (National Day) on this day in history.
1946 On April - 17 syria declares independence from French administration
1946 John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies on this day in history.
1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit on this day in history.
1947 On April - 17 jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
1948 On April - 17 johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75
1951 On this day in history nY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
1953 On April - 17 mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on April - 17.
1956 USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves on April - 17.
1956 Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament on April - 17.
1956 Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens
1960 On this day in history american Samoa sets up a constitutional government
1960 On this day in history eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash