On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 2016

Historical Events

Farm Aid Concert

Farm Aid held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss, Margo Price, and The Wisdom Indian Dancers

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp
Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
  • Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29

Famous Weddings

  • Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan (33) weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead (26) in Otley, England

Famous Deaths

  • Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), dies at 73
2016 Highlights

About September 17, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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