On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 2008

Historical Events

  • First day of legal same-sex marriage in California
  • NBA Finals: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 131-92 in Game 6 for first title since 1986 and 17th overall; MVP: Paul Pierce

Famous Weddings

Martin Brodeur

Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 86
  • Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
2008 Highlights

About June 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini