On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 2008

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Twilight", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Japan, the world's second-biggest economy, slides into its first recession in seven years

Famous Weddings

  • Heartthrob finalist from Top Chef's second season Sam Talbot (30) weds Colombian model and t-shirt designer Paola Guerrero in a secret wedding ceremony at City Hall in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • Pete Newell, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of San Francisco, Michigan State Uni; NCAA men's C'ship 1959, Cal Berkeley; Olympic gold 1960), dies at 93
2008 Highlights

About November 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio