On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • King Letsie II of Lesotho dismisses premier Ntsu Mokhehle
  • NY Central park reservoir officially named after Jackie Kennedy Onasis

Famous Deaths

  • Elias Canetti, buried next to James Joyce
  • Jack Sharkey [Joseph Paul Zukauskas], American boxer and world heavyweight boxing champion, dies at 91