Historical Events on April 17, 1961

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Historical Events

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1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor/actress

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Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend