On This Day

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
  • The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal

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
2012 Highlights

About February 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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