On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Discovery of a new mostly underwater continent Zealandia in the South Pacific announced in research journal "GSA Today"

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, dies at 73
  • Magnus Wenninger, American mathematician and author of Polyhedron models, dies at 97
  • Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), dies at 85
  • Warren Frost, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld), dies at 91