April 17 is the 107th day. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
+ 1970 – Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
+ 2013 – An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, kills 15 people and injures 160 others.
( Births )
+ 1837 – J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier, founded J.P. Morgan & Co. (d. 1913)
+ 1918 – William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
+ 1961 – Boomer Esiason, American football player and sportscaster