What Happened on February 17, 2012

Historical Events

  • 43rd NAACP Image Awards: "The Help" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • Friso, Prince of Orange-Nassau (31), buried under an avalanche while skiing in Lech, Austria; suffers oxygen deprivation and lapses into a terminal coma
  • The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Davis, American bass guitarist, and songwriter (MC5 -"Kick Out The Jams"), dies of liver failure at 68
  • Ulric Neisser, American psychologist, dies at 83

About February 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • UK #1 Song: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Ft. Kimbra