Born on this Day in History: April 17, 1897 - Writer Thornton Wilder was teased as a teen for being overly intellectual. After earning degrees from Oberlin, Yale and Princeton, he wrote The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927, Pulitzer Prize). His play Our Town (1938, Pulitzer Prize) has become one of America's most enduringly popular plays. In 1942, he released The Skin of Our Teeth (1942, Pulitzer Prize). Theophilus North was his last novel.
On this Day in History: April 17, 1965 - The FBI Laboratory in Washington reports their inability to make out the vocals on the hit single "Louie Louie." Thus, the Bureau is unable to determine whether the record constitutes obscene matter.