On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 2015

Historical Events

  • 2012 Olympic 1500m champion from Turkey Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping by the IAAF
  • Bomb blast in Bangkok at Erawan Shrine kills at least 19, injures over 100
  • Discovery of 7,000 year old mass grave in Schöneck-Kilianstädten, Central Germany, published in PNAS Journal. 26 bodies bear evidence of violent conflict
  • World's first flower could be underwater plant Montsechia Vidalii claim US botanists (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

Famous Weddings

Ronan Keating

Boyzone lead singer Ronan Keating (38) weds model Storm Uechtritz in East Lothian, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet, dies at 77
  • Yvonne Craig, American actress (Batgirl), dies at 78
2015 Highlights

About August 17, 2015

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo