On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 10 babies with "bubble boy disease" cured using a gene therapy made from HIV at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, according to new study

Music releaseAlbum Release

Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"

  • Research showing pigs brains partially brought back to life at Yale University, published in "Nature"
  • Terror alert closes schools in Denver, Colorado, due to 18 year-old woman obsessed with Columbine massacre, who is then found dead

Famous Deaths

  • Alan García, President of Peru (Peruvian Aprista Party: 1985-90, 2006-11), commits suicide by shooting himself as police try to arrest him on corruption charges at 69