On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic after reporting mechanical failure
  • Australian postal vote on same-sex marriage revealed - 61% vote yes
  • Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award
  • Isabel Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, fired as head of Angola state oil company Sonangol

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

ZimbabweRobert Mugabe Ousted

The Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president
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Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe

Famous Deaths

  • Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, dies of a drug overdose at 21