On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 2012

Historical Events

  • France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election
  • Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election
  • US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club, SF: American Webb Simpson wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson

Famous Weddings

  • "Revenge" actress Ashley Madekwe (30) weds "Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" actor Iddo Goldberg (36) in London, England

Famous Deaths

Rodney King

Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies in an accidental drowning at 47

2012 Highlights

About June 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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