On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1998

Historical Events

  • Larry Wayne Harris & Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax
  • NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft overtakes Pioneer 10 to become the farthest object from earth in space
  • US Naval Academy cadet Diane Zamora, 20, convicted of capital murder
  • USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (People, Mambo Italiano), commits suicide at 72
  • Ernst J√ľnger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), dies at 102
1998 Highlights

About February 17, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius