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April 17, 1987 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Richard Wilbur appointed as American poet laureate
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Deaths in History

  • Cecil Harmsworth King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (b. 1901)
  • Cornelius Van Til, Dutch philosopher and Christian apologist, dies at 91
  • Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), dies of pneumonia at 39
1987 in History