On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 2020

Historical Events

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the 1st US college to send students home and convert to online classes after 135 COVID-19 cases detected

Famous Deaths

  • Boyd Grant, American college basketball coach (PCAA Coach of the Year 1978, 81, 82; Fresno State, Colorado State), dies from a stroke at 87
  • Savvas Theodoridis, Greek soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Olympiacos), dies at 85
2020 Highlights

About August 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo