What Happened on November 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Twilight", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Japan, the world's second-biggest economy, slides into its first recession in seven years

Famous Weddings

  • Heartthrob finalist from Top Chef's second season Sam Talbot (30) weds Colombian model and t-shirt designer Paola Guerrero in a secret wedding ceremony at City Hall in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)