On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1994

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, Bulgarian writer (1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, buried next to James Joyce at 89
  • Jack Sharkey, American boxer (NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight champion 1932-33), dies at 91
1994 Highlights

About August 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo