On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Albert Einstein's "Theory of Happiness", written as a note for a bellboy instead of a tip in Tokyo in 1922 sells for $1.56 million

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman vows to return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam after announcing 500bn independent economic zone

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
  • Dog doping scandal confirmed by officials of Iditarod, Alaskan dog sled race after dogs test positive for a banned substance

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFats Domino

Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ā€™nā€™ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), dies from natural causes at 89

Singer Fats Domino
Singer
Fats Domino
  • Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), dies at 89