On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2016

Historical Events

  • Car bomb attack on military convoy in Ankara, Turkey, by Kurdish militant eaves 28 dead
  • Channing Dungey announced new President of ABC Entertainment Group, first African-American to lead a major US broadcast network

Historic Event

Chief executive Tim Cook confirms Apple will contest an FBI order to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook

Sports History

Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are "worse than animals."

  • Oldest known case of human-Neanderthal sex (100,000 yrs ago) revealed by Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), 50,000 yr old Neanderthal woman's remains from Altai mountains show traces of Homo Sapiens DNA

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Ganteaume, Trinidadian cricketer (West Indian batsman who scored 112 in his only Test innings 1948), dies at 95
  • Tony Phillips, American MLB player (Oakland Athletics), dies at 56
2016 Highlights

About February 17, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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