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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 19 May 2022

1970  Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus on August - 17.  

1971  On August - 17 horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64  

1972  In New Britain a 7.1 earthquake caused a two-foot tsunami at Pomino on southeast New Britain on this day in history.  

1972  Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76  

1973  Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one on this day in history.  

1973  US archaeologists in Greece uncover evidence that people went to sea as early as 7500 BC on August - 17.  

1973  Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74 on August - 17.  

1974  Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1975  Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1976  Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63 on August - 17.  

1978  The first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II) on this day in history.  

1979  Vivian Vance actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 72 on August - 17.  

1979  Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67 on this day in history.  

1980  On August - 17 midway relieved Constellation to begin another Indian Ocean deployment and complement Eisenhower task group still on contingency duty in the Arabian Sea  

1981  On August - 17 robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87  

1982  Barney Phillips actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1982  On August - 17 south Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin  

1982  On August - 17 barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68  

1983  On this day in history in Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.5 quake killed 16 and 47 injured and extensive damage in the Pasuquin-Laoag-Batac and Serrat areas  

1983  Ira Gershwin lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills, Cal, at 86 on August - 17.  

1983  Ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86 on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks  

1985  On August - 17 dave Kingman hits his 400th HR  

1985  On this day in history rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India  

1986  Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market on this day in history.  

1987  Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57) on this day in history.  

1987  Rudolph Hess Nazi, dies at 93, after 46 years in Spandau Prison on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84  

1988  Franklin D Roosevelt Jr (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday on August - 17.  

1988  On August - 17 lIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991  

1988  On August - 17 mohammad Zia Ul-Haq pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies at 63 in plane crash  

1988  On August - 17 nYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)  

1988  Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday on August - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on August - 17.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  

1153  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.  

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