What Happened on November 17, 2021

Historical Events

  • British Columbia declares a state of emergency after an "atmospheric river" storm causes widespread rain and flooding [1]
  • Delhi authorities order schools shut till further notice and construction halted as Supreme Court calls for a "pollution lockdown" as city battles winter smog
  • Garbiñe Muguruza becomes first Spanish player to win WTA Finals defeating Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6–3, 7–5 in Zapopan, Mexico
  • Record number of Americans, over 100,000, died of drug overdoses April 2020 - April 2021 according to the CDC [1]
  • US capitol rioter QAnon Shaman [Jacob Chansley] sentenced to three years in prison by a federal court [1]
  • US National Book Award given to Jason Mott (fiction), Tiya Miles (nonfiction) and Martín Espada (poetry)
2021 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), dies at 88
  • Keith Alison, American session and touring guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders, 1968-75), and songwriter, dies at 79

About November 17, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Easy On Me - Adele