On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 50th Daytona 500: Ryan Newman wins shootout going into the final turn from Tony Stewart, and the Busch brothers, Kurt and Kyle

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

57th NBA All-Star Game, New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA: East beats West, 134-128; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Harris, English footballer (b. 1935)