On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 110th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot wins 2nd men's title in 2:07:14; Rita Jeptoo takes women's title in 2:23:38

Famous Deaths

  • Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), dies at 88
  • Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist, dies at 98