On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 2006

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bo Schembechler Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Miami U), coach (Miami U 1963-68, University of Michigan 1969-89; career record 234–65–8), and administrator (Michigan), dies at 77
  • Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), 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
2006 Highlights

About November 17, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 15 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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