On this day: April 17

POSTED: 10:43 AM PDT Apr 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 16, 2016 

Benjamin Franklin dies, Daffy Duck makes his debut, the Bay of Pigs invasion begins, the ill-fated Apollo 13 returns to Earth, and two Los Angeles police officers are convicted in the Rodney King beating, all on this day.

OTD April 17 - Olivia Hussey
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1951: Actress Olivia Hussey, famous for her role as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Academy Award-winning 1968 film version of "Romeo and Juliet," is born Olivia Osuna in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hussey, who won a Golden Globe for her "Romeo and Juliet" performance, has also appeared in movie such as "Black Christmas," "Death on the Nile" and "Virus."


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