Historical Events In April - 17
Friday, 05 March 2021
1983 On April - 17 india entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
1983 On this day in history 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 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history ilona Bodden, writer, dies
1986 On this day in history bessie Head, writer, dies
1987 Julius Erving becomes the 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points on this day in history.
1987 Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36 on this day in history.
1988 On April - 17 eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
1989 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 April - 17 hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
1993 Turgut Ă-zal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65 on April - 17.
1994 On this day in history peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
1995 A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies on April - 17.
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 Twelve holidaymakers are killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying twenty seven people plunges 656 feet into a ravine on April - 17.
2006 On this day in history a suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens.
2007 On April - 17 the Pound Sterling hits a 15-year high against the US dollar, breaking through the US$2 level for the first time since 1992.
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 On April - 17 abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria
2017 On April - 17 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam
2018 On April - 17 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 this day in history 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.