Historical Events In August - 17
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
1944 On August - 17 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy
1944 John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies on August - 17.
1945 On this day in history indonesia declares independence from Netherlands (National Day)
1945 Indonesia proclaims its independence from Holland on August - 17.
1945 Indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
1946 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres on this day in history.
1947 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed on this day in history.
1948 On August - 17 alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
1948 Nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60 on August - 17.
1950 On this day in history indonesia gains independence from the Netherlands
1950 Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands on this day in history.
1951 Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica on August - 17.
1953 Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66 on August - 17.
1954 On this day in history 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 On August - 17 world's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec
1958 Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1959 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park on August - 17.
1959 On this day in history aDM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO
1960 On August - 17 francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
1960 On August - 17 gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
1960 The west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France on this day in history.
1961 Building of the Berlin Wall begins on this day in history.
1961 On August - 17 kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
1961 On August - 17 carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76
1962 Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history e German border guards shot &kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
1962 On August - 17 navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA
1963 On this day in history richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
1966 Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit on August - 17.
1966 Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies on this day in history.
1969 On August - 17 hurricane Camille claims more than 250
1969 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83 on August - 17.