April 17th Holidays
Yep it is blah blah blah day, so go fly a kite you big cheese ball!
- Bat Appreciation Day
- Blah, Blah, Blah Day
- Ellis Island Family History Day
- International Ford Mustang Day
- International Haiku Poetry Day
- Malbec World Day
- National Cheeseball Day
- National Kickball Day
- Nothing Like a Dame Day
- World Hemophilia Day
A Short Movie about Today
April 17th Zodiac Sign
Zodiac Sign for April 17th is Aries
- If you were born today on April 17th then you are an Aries.
- your personality is defined by your fun loving, optimistic and generous nature.
- You love new experiences
- Time period: March 20 – April 20
- Element: Fire
- Ruling planet: Mars
- Symbol: Ram
- Zodiac quality: Cardinal
- Birthstones: Topaz, Heliotrope, Sapphire, Jasper, Aquamarine, Diamond
- Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Chan, Leonard Da Vinci
April 17th Trivia
Historical facts, trivia, celebrity birthdays and other fun facts about April 17th
- 1492 – Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
- 1837 – J. P. Morgan, American financier was born in Hartford, CT.
- 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins.
- 1814 – The #1 movie was, “The Squaw Man.”
- 1935 – The #1 movie was, “Imitation of Life,” starring Fredi Washington.
- 1945 – World War II: Montese, Italy, is liberated from Nazi forces.
- 1951 – An England Submarine was lost and the crew of submarine “Affray” feared dead after going missing off the south coast of England. Two months later, the Affray was found in 300 ft of water 46 miles south of Portland.
- 1955 – The #1 movie was, “A Man Called Peter.”
- 1964 – The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World’s Fair on This Day 1964.
- 1967 – The #1 movie was, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
- 1969 – The assassin of Robert Kennedy Sirhan B. Sirhan was found guilty of first degree murder for assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
- 1969 – Bernadette Devlin, becomes Britain’s youngest ever female MP.
- 1970 – The #1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard was, “Tennessee Bird Walk,” by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan.
- 1972 – Jennifer Garner, American actress is born in Houston, TX.
- 1974 – Victoria Beckham, English singer and fashion designer is born in Harlow, United Kingdom.
- 1976 – The #1 movie was, “Bad News Bears.”
- 1982 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
- 1985 – The US Government has announced a campaign to increase awareness of Organ Donation hoping to make the donation of organs as widespread as the donating of blood.
- 1988 – The #1 movie was, “Beetlejuice,” starring Michael Keaton.
- 1993 – Justice is served when the two former police officers are convicted by a federal jury in Los Angeles of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King.
- 1994 – The #1 song on the Radio Songs Billboard was, “Sign,” by Ace of Base.
- 1998 – Linda McCartney, American photographer, activist, and musician dies.
- 2007 – The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien was released in North America and Europe.
- 2013 – Gay Marriage legalized in New Zealand.
- 2014 – NASA’s Kepler space observatory confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star.
- 2016 – Doris Roberts, American actress dies.
- 2017 – Javier Duarte, the fugitive former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz state, has been arrested in Guatemala after a six-month international manhunt.
- 2018 – Barbara Bush passed away.