On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 2012

Historical Events

  • Gay pride events are banned for a century in Moscow
  • Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years

Famous Deaths

  • Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, dies from cardiac arrest at 67
2012 Highlights

About August 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo