Historical Events In April - 17
Thursday, 01 October 2020
1924 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM on this day in history.
1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery on April - 17.
1927 On this day in history japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
1930 On April - 17 abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR
1930 Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR on this day in history.
1932 On April - 17 emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
1933 On April - 17 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 this day in history.
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 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 April - 17 british troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1942 On April - 17 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg
1943 Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul on April - 17.
1944 On this day in history j T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
1945 On this day in history 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 April - 17.
1946 Syria declares independence from French administration on this day in history.
1946 On April - 17 john Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
1947 On April - 17 jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit
1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history 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 On April - 17 betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1956 On April - 17 uSSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
1956 Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
1958 Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history american Samoa sets up a constitutional government
1960 On April - 17 eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash