On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Barbados announces its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • More than 15,000 fires have caused widespread devastation in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands in 2020, according to its National Institute for Space Research

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Wilson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 82
2020 Highlights

About September 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo