Historical Events In April - 17
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
1924 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM on April - 17.
1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery on this day in history.
1927 Japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier on April - 17.
1930 On April - 17 abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR
1930 On this day in history abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
1932 On April - 17 emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
1933 On April - 17 chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
1934 On this day in history new Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5
1935 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs) on this day in history.
1936 On this day in history charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies
1937 Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut on April - 17.
1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1941 On April - 17 office of Price Administration established (handled rationing)
1941 On this day in history british troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1942 On this day in history 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg
1943 Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul on this day in history.
1944 J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies on April - 17.
1945 8th Air Force bombs Dresden on April - 17.
1945 Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history last French troops leave Syria (National Day)
1946 Syria declares independence from French administration on April - 17.
1946 On April - 17 john Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
1947 On April - 17 jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit
1947 On April - 17 jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
1948 On April - 17 johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75
1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4 on April - 17.
1953 On April - 17 mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on this day in history.
1956 USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves on April - 17.
1956 Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament on April - 17.
1956 On this day in history bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
1958 Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens on this day in history.
1960 On April - 17 american Samoa sets up a constitutional government
1960 Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash on this day in history.