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Historical Events In April - 17

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1961  1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on this day in history.  

1961  Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail on April - 17.  

1962  On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66  

1964  Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on this day in history.  

1964  On April - 17 jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world  

1964  "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)  

1967  On April - 17 operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta  

1967  Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20  

1968  On April - 17 p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,  

1968  "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on April - 17.  

1968  On this day in history margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

1969  On April - 17 czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed  

1969  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on this day in history.  

1969  The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on April - 17.  

1969  Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons on April - 17.  

1970  On April - 17 apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help  

1970  On April - 17 paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"  

1970  The Apollo XIII mission makes it back to earth It was the mission which popularized the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" as an on-board explosion threatened to kill the spacemen... "Houston, we HAD a problem" on April - 17.  

1970  On April - 17 sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92  

1971  On April - 17 egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)  

1971  Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on April - 17.  

1972  1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 on April - 17.  

1974  On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA  

1974  Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 on this day in history.  

1975  Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge  

1976  On this day in history jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85  

1977  E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on April - 17.  

1977  Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1978  Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on April - 17.  

1983  On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins  

1983  On April - 17 in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  On this day in history birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On April - 17 birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  

1587  On April - 17 birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

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

1620  On April - 17 birth of marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  

0485  On April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

0617  On April - 17 death of donnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.  

1080  On April - 17 death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  

1297  On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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