On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden beats Brittany Altomare at 1st sudden-death playoff hole; event reduced to 54 holes after day 1 abandoned (bad weather)
  • Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atl├ętico Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), dies of throat cancer at 72