On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?" premieres in London
  • Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point

Famous Birthdays

  • Siddharth Narayan, Indian film actor, born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Tram-Anh Tran, American actress (Ghostwriters'), born in NYC, New York