Historical Events In April - 17
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1983 On this day in history india entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
1983 India launched its first satellite on this day in history.
1983 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter on April - 17.
1983 Wayne Gretsky scores 7 points in a playoff game on this day in history.
1983 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies on April - 17.
1985 Ilona Bodden, writer, dies on April - 17.
1986 On April - 17 bessie Head, writer, dies
1987 On this day in history 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 April - 17.
1988 On this day in history eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
1989 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week on April - 17.
1989 On this day in history soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros
1989 Charles Lampkin, dies on this day in history.
1990 Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history dow Jones closes for first time over 3,000
1991 Railroad workers go on strike in the US on April - 17.
1991 On April - 17 jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97
1992 On this day in history hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
1993 Turgut Ă-zal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1994 Peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1995 On April - 17 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 Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78 on April - 17.
2005 On this day in history twelve holidaymakers are killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying twenty seven people plunges 656 feet into a ravine.
2006 A suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens on this day in history.
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 this day in history the St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds
2013 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack on April - 17.
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 this day in history.
2018 Former F.B.I. director James Comey publishes his political autobiography â€śA Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadershipâ€ť on April - 17.
2018 On April - 17 protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu
2019 On April - 17 beyoncĂ© releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"
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.