What Happened on October 17, 2018

Historical Events

  • Australian state of Queensland decriminalizes abortion
  • Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years
  • Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay
  • India's junior foreign minister MJ Akbar is highest official to resign in #MeToo case after sexual harassment accusations by numerous women
  • Student shoots and detonates a bomb killing 20 with 40 injured at Kerch polytechnic college, Crimea

Television Debut

The revived "The Connors" debuts on ABC TV starring Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, without fired former star Roseanne Barr

2018 History

About October 17, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Funky Friday - Dave Ft. Fredo