On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2017

Historical Events

  • Largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Robertson, American politician (mayor of York, Pennsylvania 1994-2002), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 69
2017 Highlights

About August 24, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo