On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Film release premierFilm 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 composer (b. 1926)
  • Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), dies at 70
  • Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)