Historical Events In April - 17
Friday, 14 May 2021
1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on April - 17.
1961 Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1964 On April - 17 ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)
1964 Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
1966 On April - 17 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)
1967 Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on this day in history.
1967 Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on this day in history.
1967 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on April - 17.
1968 On April - 17 p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,
1968 On this day in history "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1968 On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1969 Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on this day in history.
1969 On April - 17 sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
1969 On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert
1969 On April - 17 bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons
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 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 on this day in history.
1971 Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on this day in history.
1971 On April - 17 roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
1972 On April - 17 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26
1974 On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
1974 On April - 17 frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
1975 Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on April - 17.
1975 On April - 17 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 this day in history.
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