On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 2020

Historical Events

  • 62nd Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins second straight title by 0.014 seconds over Ryan Blaney on the second restart in overtime; his third Daytona victory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • General Motors announces it is retiring the Holden brand in Australasia
  • India's Supreme Court grants equal rights to women in the armed forces

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Laureus World Sports Awards, Berlin, Germany: Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton & Lionel Messi; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: South Africa National Rugby Union team

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
Gymnast Simone Biles
Simone Biles

Famous Deaths

Person of interestMickey Wright

Mickey Wright, American golfer (13 major titles; 82 LPGA Tour wins), dies from a heart attack at 85

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby union centre (12 caps; Auckland), dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About February 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Family Day (Canada), Washington's Birthday (United States)

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius