On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2013

Historical Events

  • 37 people are killed and 130 are injured in a series of Baghdad car bombings
  • 5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
  • 62nd NBA All-Star Game, Toyota Centre, Houston, TX: West beats East, 143-138; MVP: Chris Paul, LA Clippers, G
  • Jess Cameron with 75 and Elise Perry 3-27 lead Australia to 114 run win over West Indies in the Women's Cricket World Cup Final in Bombay, India
  • President Rafael Correa wins the Ecuadorian general election in a landslide victory

Famous Deaths

  • Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
2013 Highlights

About February 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius