On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2011

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO

Film Premier

"Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia


Famous Weddings

  • Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York

Famous Deaths

  • AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
  • Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist, composer (Na shledanou v Praze (Good-bye in Prague); Moonscape), conductor, and educator (University of Sydney, 1960-91), dies at 84
  • Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), dies at 70
  • Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
2011 Highlights

About April 17, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries