Historical Events In April - 17
Friday, 18 September 2020
1983 On April - 17 india entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
1983 On April - 17 india launched its first satellite
1983 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter on this day in history.
1983 Wayne Gretsky scores 7 points in a playoff game on this day in history.
1983 On April - 17 felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
1985 On April - 17 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 On this day in history carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36
1988 On April - 17 eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
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 April - 17.
1989 On this day in history charles Lampkin, dies
1990 Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies on this day in history.
1991 Dow Jones closes for first time over 3,000 on April - 17.
1991 Railroad workers go on strike in the US on this day in history.
1991 Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1994 Peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69 on April - 17.
1995 On April - 17 a R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
1996 Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82 on April - 17.
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 A suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history 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 The St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds on this day in history.
2013 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack on this day in history.
2014 Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria on April - 17.
2017 On April - 17 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam
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 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 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 on April - 17.