On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth
  • CBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout
  • Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice"
  • Malaysia files criminal charges against US bank Goldman Sachs for it role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal
  • New reports to US Senate say Russian propaganda efforts on social media much more extensive than thought, including targeting African Americans
  • US military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia
  • US poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89

Person of interestPenny Marshall

Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Laverne & Shirley, Big), dies at 75

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, dies at 83