On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 2008

Historical Events

  • Iran's attempt to create the world's largest sandwich (1,500 metres) fails when crowds eat it before it can be measured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sachin Tendulkar becomes the highest run-scorer ever in test cricket beating Brian Lara's record and passing 12,000 runs against Australia in Mohali

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

Famous Deaths

  • Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops), dies at 72
2008 Highlights

About October 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra