On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens

Famous Deaths

  • Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), dies at 88