On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).

Famous Deaths

  • Bo Schembechler, American football coach (b. 1929)
  • Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward, manager (Hungary 85 caps, Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), dies at 78
  • Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), dies at 73