On This Day

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Casale, American musician, dies from heart failure at 61
2014 Highlights

About February 17, 2014

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

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