On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, composer, dies at 62