On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday

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