On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2006

Famous Weddings

  • "Wheel of Fortune" original host Chuck Woolery (65) weds Kim Barnes at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • (Frank) "Mickey" Spillane, American mystery writer (I, The Jury), dies of pancreatic cancer at 88
  • Sam Myers, American blues singer, harmonica player, drummer, and songwriter ("Sleeping in the Ground"), dies at 70
2006 Highlights

About July 17, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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