Historical Events In April - 17
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail
1962 On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1964 On this day in history ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)
1964 On this day in history jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world
1964 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on this day in history.
1966 On April - 17 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)
1967 On this day in history operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta
1967 Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on April - 17.
1967 On this day in history surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
1968 P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1968 On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1969 Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on April - 17.
1969 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on April - 17.
1969 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on April - 17.
1969 Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons on April - 17.
1970 On April - 17 apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
1970 On April - 17 paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"
1970 The Apollo XIII mission makes it back to earth It was the mission which popularized the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" as an on-board explosion threatened to kill the spacemen... "Houston, we HAD a problem" on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
1971 Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on this day in history.
1971 On April - 17 roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
1972 On April - 17 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26
1974 On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
1974 On this day in history frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
1975 On April - 17 khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)
1975 The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
1977 On this day in history e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus
1977 On April - 17 marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
1978 Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on this day in history.
1983 On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins
1983 In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on April - 17.