What Happened on February 17, 2014

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" premieres on NBC

  • American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the first Olympic gold medal for the US in ice dance at the Sochi Winter Games
  • Belarus takes the aerials double at the Sochi Winter Olympics when Anton Kushnir wins the men's event; Alla Tsuper claims the women's section
  • Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva wins her 3rd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the mass start; also wins individual and pursuit gold

Event of Interest

US Secretary of State John Kerry claims climate change requires urgent action and that only a small "window of time" remained open

2014 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Casale, (aka Bob 2), American new wave rock musician (Devo - "Whip It!"), and record producer, dies from heart failure at 61

About February 17, 2014

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Holidays: Family Day (Canada), Washington's Birthday (United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
  • UK #1 Song: Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft. Jess Glynne