On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2021

Historical Events

  • Canada registers more new daily COVID-19 cases than the US for the first time as infections surge in Ontario [1]

COVID-19 Pandemic

Funeral of Prince Philip, consort to Queen Elizabeth II, held under COVID-19 restrictions at Windsor Palace, England

  • Global COVID-19 death toll passes three million (Johns Hopkins University figures)
  • San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau ties Gordie Howe's NHL record for most regular season games played at 1,767

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Arbanas, American football tight end (All-AFL 1962–67; Super Bowl 1970; Dallas Texans / Kansas City Chiefs), dies at 82
2021 Highlights

About April 17, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X