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

Sports History

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

Famous Deaths

  • Levi Stubbs [Stubbles], American baritone singer (The Four Tops - "It's the Same Old Song"; "Standing In The Shadows of Love"), dies at 72
2008 Highlights

About October 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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