On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2014

Historical Events

  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez

2014 Highlights

About April 17, 2014

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries