On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 2005

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"The Colbert Report" hosted by Stephen Colbert first airs on US TV

Famous Deaths

  • Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)
  • Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962)
2005 Highlights

About October 17, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra