On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2013

Historical Events

  • 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China
  • 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria

Music History

U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
2013 Highlights

About July 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer