On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Larry Wayne Harris & Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax
  • 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 Juenger, German writer, dies at 102
  • Ernst J√ľnger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), dies at 102