On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2020

Historical Events

  • India becomes the third country to record 1 million cases of COVID-1, 56% concentrated in Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu

Famous Deaths

  • C. T. Vivian, American civil rights activist who worked with Martin Luther King, dies at 95
  • Derek Ho, American surfer (World C'ship 1993; Hawaiian Triple Crown 1984, 86, 88, 90), dies from a heart attack at 55

Person of interestJohn Lewis

John Lewis, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia) and prominent civil rights leader (Big Six), stops causing "good trouble" due to pancreatic cancer at 80

Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis
Civil Rights Leader and Congressman
John Lewis
  • Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), dies from cancer at 79
  • Zizi Jeanmaire, French dancer, singer and actress (Carmen), dies at 96
2020 Highlights

About July 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer