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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  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on this day in history.  

1539  On April - 17 birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1573  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on April - 17.  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on April - 17.  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  

1598  On this day in history birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  On April - 17 death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.  

0617  Death of DonnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  

0818  On April - 17 bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on April - 17.  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.  

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