Historical Events In April - 17
Thursday, 24 June 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 this day in history.
1930 On this day in history abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR
1930 On April - 17 abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
1932 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery on April - 17.
1933 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 on this day in history.
1934 On this day in history new Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5
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 April - 17.
1937 Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut on April - 17.
1939 On April - 17 joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1941 Office of Price Administration established (handled rationing) on April - 17.
1941 British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis on this day in history.
1942 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg on April - 17.
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 Last French troops leave Syria (National Day) on this day in history.
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 April - 17.
1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit on April - 17.
1947 On April - 17 jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
1948 Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75 on April - 17.
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 this day in history.
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on this day in history.
1956 On April - 17 uSSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
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 American Samoa sets up a constitutional government on April - 17.
1960 On April - 17 eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash