On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1971

Historical Events

  • Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)

Famous Birthdays

  • 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.

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? 50 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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