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April 17

April 17 is under the sign of Aries. Famous birthdays on this day include Victoria Beckham (1974), Jennifer Garner (1972) and Maynard James Keenan (1964). Several movies were released around April 17 over the years, such as Manhattan in 1979 directed by Woody Allen and Kriemhild's Revenge in 1924 directed by Fritz Lang.
But much more happened on April 17 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around April 17 over the years?


Release year: 1979

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Kriemhild's Revenge

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

Country: United States of America

Le silence de la mer

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Country: United States of America

Man on Fire

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2004

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 17?


  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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  • 2019 Russian military intervention in Ukraine: The Security Service of Ukraine claims to have captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a presidential election on 21 April. (Daily Express)
  • 2018 Syrian Civil War: American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War: U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration are considering replacing the U.S. military forces in Syria with a regional Arab force. (Haaretz)
  • 2017 American pipeline operator Williams Partners has agreed to sell an olefins plant in Louisiana to Canadian chemical company Nova Chemicals for $2.1 billion. (Reuters)
  • 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Heavy fighting continues in the north of Afghanistan as Taliban fighters intensify their attacks in several districts around Kunduz in their bid to retake the city. According to a police chief, militants overnight attacked several police checkpoints in the southwest outskirts of the city while government forces repelled a major attack to the east of Kunduz. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
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Which were the most popular books released around April 17 over the years?

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Year: 2001

By: Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the …

Von Ryan'S Express

Year: 1964

By: David Westheimer

An Air Force colonel unwittingly delivers a group of British and American officers into the hands of the Germans and then plans an escape

Capable Of Honor

Year: 1967

By: Allen Drury

Story of a powerful Washington columnist and his influence over his colleagues and international politics

The Dante Club

Year: 2003

By: Matthew Pearl

The New York Times Bestseller Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno.

Report From Engine Co. 82

Year: 1972

By: Dennis Smith

From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet

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