On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2006

Historical Events

  • A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "The Rain, The Park, And Other Thing"), dies of emphysema at 58
  • Ray Barretto, American percussionist and Latin jazz bandleader (Charanga Moderna - "El Watusi"), dies at 76
2006 Highlights

About February 17, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius