On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Deaths

  • Earl King, American musician and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies of a chest infection at 70
  • Robert Atkins, American dietician (b. 1930)
  • Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon, dies at 92