On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 2020

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Terry Goodkind, American epic fantasy novelist (The Sword of Truth), dies at 72
2020 Highlights

About September 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo