On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 2018

Historical Events

  • Astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth
  • Catriona Gray of the Philippines crowned 67th Miss Universe
  • 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

Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall, American actress (The Odd Couple; Laverne & Shirley), and director (Big; Awakenings; A League of Their Own), and producer (Cinderella Man), dies of diabetes complications at 75

  • Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, dies at 83
2018 Highlights

About December 17, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius