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Events of April 17th:
April 17th is the 107th day of the year (108th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about April 17th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 17th:
1837 J. P. Morgan (financier)
1894 Nikita Khrushchev (Soviet leader)
1918 William Holden (actor)
1929 James Last (band leader)
1940 Billy Fury (singer)
1940 John McCririck (horse racing pundit)
1954 "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (wrestler, actor)
1955 Pete Shelley (singer, guitarist -Buzzcocks)
1957 Nick Hornby (author)
1959 Sean Bean (actor)
1972 Jennifer Garner (actress)
1974 Victoria Beckham - "Posh Spice" - (singer)
1985 Rooney Mara (actress)
April 17th in History:
1397 Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time.
1492 Christopher Columbus agrees to sail to Asia, in search of spices, for Spain.
1521 Trial of Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms begins.
1932 Haile Selassie announces anti-slavery law in Ethiopia.
1946 Syria independent from France.
1949 Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth.
1961 US-backed anti-communist guerillas invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
1964 Ford Mustang introduced.
1969 Sirhan Sirhan convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
1975 Khmer Rouge occupy the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penn, ending the Cambodian civil war.
April 17th is also:
Feast of Saint Anicetus (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Stephen Harding (Catholicism)
People born on April 17th are Aries
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