Historical Events on December 17, 2017

About Dec 17, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 0 years, 11 months and 3 days

Historical Events

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m)

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
  • Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires
  • French sailor François Gabart sets round-the-world record for fastest solo navigation of the globe in 42 days 16 hours
  • Sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years
  • Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan in Bejing - record for Chinese paintings
  • Terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine