On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2014

Historical Events

  • 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board

Famous Deaths

  • Elaine Stritch, American stage and screen actress (30 Rock; Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • Henry Hartsfield Jr, American USAF Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-4; STS-41-D; STS-61-A), dies of complications from back surgery at 80
  • Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef, dies at 45
2014 Highlights

About July 17, 2014

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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