What Happened on April 17, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO

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"Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia

Famous Weddings

  • Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York

Famous Deaths

  • AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
  • Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)