What Happened on March 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Deaths

  • Roland Arnall, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1939)