APRiL 17 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1929 ~ JAMES LAST the German big band leader and composer of “happy music” was born on this 17th day of April in 1929. James Last also known as Hansi, has sold over 70 million albums.

1954MiCHAEL SEMBELLO the American musician was born on this 17th day of April in 1954. His 1983 song “Maniac” from the Grammy Award winning film Flashdance become the 3rd highest grossing song from a soundtrack.

1955PETE SHELLEY the lead singer of the Buzzcocks was born on this 17th day of April in 1955. In 1981 Pete Shelley released his 1st solo single “Homosapien”

1959 ~ Sean Bean the English actor was born on the 17th April 1959.

1964 ~ The FORD MUSTANG was introduced to the North American market on this 17th day of April in 1964.

1964 Ford Mustang advertisement
1964 Ford Mustang advertisement

1972JENNiFER GARNER the American actress was born on this 17th day of April in 1972..

Victoria Beckham performing with the Spice Girls in Las Vegas ~ photo by Darkness Blackheart Tawny Rockerazzi
Victoria Beckham performing with the Spice Girls in Las Vegas ~ photo by Darkness Blackheart Tawny Rockerazzi

1974 ViCTORiA BECKHAM from the Spice Girls was born on this 17th day of April in 1974.

1977PHiL JAMiESON the Australian lead singer of GRiNSPOON was born on this 17th day of April in 1977. “Better Off Alone” was released as the 2nd single from Grinspoon’s 4th album Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills

1987 ~ JACQUELiNE WOOD the Canadian actress best known for her role as Steffy Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful was born on the 17th April 1987.

1988Eliza Doolittle the British singer-songwriter was born Eliza Caird on the 17th April 1988.

1990Gia Mantegna the American actress was born in Manhattan, New York on the 17th April 1990.

1998Linda McCartney the American singer from Wings, photographer, and activist died on the 17th April 1998, aged 56 (born 24th September 1941)

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