On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 2019

Historical Events

  • Australia has its hottest day ever with average temperature of 40.9 across the country
  • China's 1st domestically built aircraft carrier, the Shandong, enters naval service
  • England's Fallon Sherrock becomes first woman to win a match at the PDC World Darts Championship, beating compatriot Ted Evetts, 3-2 at the Alexandra Palace in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia for high treason

General and 10th President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf
General and 10th President of Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf
  • Young girl's 5,700 year old DNA extracted from birch tar used as chewing gum, from Lolland Island, southern Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Hayden Fry, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (SMU 1962-72, North Texas State University 1973-78, University of Iowa 1979-98), dies from cancer at 90
  • Karin Balzer, German athlete (Olympic gold 80m hurdles 1964; bronze 100m hurdles 1972), dies at 81
2019 Highlights

About December 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius