Historical Events In August - 17
Monday, 16 May 2022
1944 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy on August - 17.
1944 John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies on August - 17.
1945 Indonesia declares independence from Netherlands (National Day) on this day in history.
1945 Indonesia proclaims its independence from Holland on this day in history.
1945 On August - 17 indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands
1945 On August - 17 gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
1946 On this day in history arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres
1947 On this day in history the Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
1948 On August - 17 alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
1948 On August - 17 nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60
1950 Indonesia gains independence from the Netherlands on this day in history.
1950 Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands on this day in history.
1951 Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica on this day in history.
1953 On August - 17 johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
1954 On August - 17 billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
1955 Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 &doing $1.8 billion damage on August - 17.
1958 World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec on August - 17.
1958 On August - 17 florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
1959 On this day in history 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park
1959 On this day in history aDM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO
1960 Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow on this day in history.
1960 Gabon gains independence from France (National Day) on August - 17.
1960 On this day in history the west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France.
1961 On this day in history building of the Berlin Wall begins
1961 On August - 17 kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
1961 Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr
1962 E German border guards shot &kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector on this day in history.
1962 Navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA on August - 17.
1963 Richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68 on August - 17.
1966 Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit on this day in history.
1966 On August - 17 archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies
1969 Hurricane Camille claims more than 250 on this day in history.
1969 On August - 17 ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83