On This Day

April 17, 1937 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in History

  • Brian Sedgemore, British MP (Labour Party 1974-79 and 1983-2005), born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • Eduard Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Werkhopeniye, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive (Volkswagen Group), born in Vienna, Austria

Deaths in History

  • Yi Sang, Korean author and poet (Dying Words, Wings, Child’s Bone), dies of tuberculosis in a Japanese prison camp at 26