What Happened on October 17, 2012

Historical Events

  • Exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri announced (later thought to be a false finding)

Sports History

Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal

  • Tens of thousands protest against austerity measures in Greece
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60

About October 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Night - Maroon 5
  • UK #1 Song: Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia/Martin