Historical Events In April - 17
Sunday, 07 March 2021
1924 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM on April - 17.
1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery on April - 17.
1927 Japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier on April - 17.
1930 On this day in history abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR
1930 Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR on April - 17.
1932 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery on April - 17.
1933 On this day in history chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
1934 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 on April - 17.
1935 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs) on this day in history.
1936 Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies on this day in history.
1937 Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut on April - 17.
1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title on April - 17.
1941 Office of Price Administration established (handled rationing) on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history british troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1942 On this day in history 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg
1943 On April - 17 admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul
1944 On this day in history j T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
1945 8th Air Force bombs Dresden on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed
1946 On April - 17 last French troops leave Syria (National Day)
1946 On this day in history 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 April - 17.
1947 On this day in history 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 April - 17 nY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
1953 Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium on April - 17.
1955 On April - 17 betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
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 April - 17.
1958 Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens on April - 17.
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