On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Giorgi Margvelashvili¬†becomes the President of Georgia
  • Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time

Famous Deaths

  • Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), dies at 94
  • Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), dies of stomach cancer at 63