On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

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


Person of interestRodney King

Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King