Historical Events In April - 17
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
1983 On April - 17 india entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
1983 On April - 17 india launched its first satellite
1983 On April - 17 nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter
1983 Wayne Gretsky scores 7 points in a playoff game on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
1985 Ilona Bodden, writer, dies on this day in history.
1986 Bessie Head, writer, dies on this day in history.
1987 On April - 17 julius Erving becomes the 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points
1987 Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36 on this day in history.
1988 Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90 on April - 17.
1989 On April - 17 maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
1989 Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros on this day in history.
1989 On April - 17 charles Lampkin, dies
1990 On April - 17 ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies
1991 Dow Jones closes for first time over 3,000 on April - 17.
1991 On this day in history railroad workers go on strike in the US
1991 Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97 on April - 17.
1992 On this day in history hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
1993 On this day in history turgut Ă-zal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65
1994 On April - 17 peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
1995 On this day in history a R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
1996 On April - 17 eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82
1997 On April - 17 chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78
2005 Twelve holidaymakers are killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying twenty seven people plunges 656 feet into a ravine on April - 17.
2006 A suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens on April - 17.
2007 The Pound Sterling hits a 15-year high against the US dollar, breaking through the US$2 level for the first time since 1992 on this day in history.
2012 On April - 17 the St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds
2013 On April - 17 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
2014 Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria on this day in history.
2017 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam on April - 17.
2018 On this day in history former F.B.I. director James Comey publishes his political autobiography â€śA Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadershipâ€ť
2018 Protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu on this day in history.
2019 BeyoncĂ© releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming" on this day in history.
2019 On April - 17 the 2019 Indonesian general election takes place; for the President, 575 seats in the People's Representative Council, and 136 seats in the Regional Representative Council.