On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.
  • The popular online game for children, Fantage, is launched

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
Activist and Media Personality Heather Mills
Activist and Media Personality
Heather Mills

Famous Deaths

  • Roland Arnall, American businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, dies at 68