What Happened on April 17, 1971

Historical Events

  • Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)

Famous Birthdays

  • Claire Sweeney, British stage and screen actress (Brookside), born in Walton, Liverpool
  • David Oliver, Canadian NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jim Acosta, American journalist (CNN White House correspondent), born in Washington, D.C.
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician, dies at 67
  • Roberto Lupi, Italian composer, dies at 62
1971 Highlights

About April 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: Hot Love - T Rex