17 april

17th April What Happened Today in History?

What Happened Today in History?

Find out what happened on 17th April in History. There are a lot many happenings which had taken place on this date in the pages of Indian History, here we have listed some of the very important events occurred on 17th April.

Famous Birthdays in History on this day:

  • Vikram (born as Vikram Kennedy on 17 April 1966) is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Tamil language films. During his years in the Indian film industry, he has won six Filmfare Awards as well as one National Film Award.
  • Kinshuk Mahajan is an Indian actor and model, who appears in Indian soaps. He is best known for his roles in Star Plus’s serials Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai and Chand Chupa Badal Mein.
  • Sunaina is an Indian actress who primarily appears in Tamil films, also acted in two Telugu, one Kannada and Malayalam language films.
  • Siddharth (born 17 April 1980) is an Indian film actor, who primarily acts in Telugu films. He occasionally works as a playback singer and screenplay writer as well.

Death anniversaries on 17th April:

  • Dr Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 5 September 1888, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu – 17 April 1975) was a scholar and statesman who was President of India from 1962 to 1967. He was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962).
  • Vaishnavi (1986 – 17 April 2006) was an Indian television actress. Vaishnavi appeared in the serials Anni, Muhurtham, and Malargal. She acted in many TV serials and also acted as Sherin’s friend in Whistle.

Notable Events:

  • 1941– Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany during World War II.
  • Nisargadatta Maharaj, an Indian spiritual guru who taught the philosophy of Advaita (Nondualism), was born on 17 April 1897.
  • 1993- Spacecraft STS-56 Discovery returned to Earth.
  • 1971 – The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is formed.