On This Day

Historical Events on December 17 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 222 of 222

  • 2012 NASA completes a successful mission to map the Moon’s gravity field
  • 2013 Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013 Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2013 Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens

Film release premierFilm Release

2014 Sony Pictures cancels the release of "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and James Franco, after a cyber attack on the studio

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 2014 103-year-old Gus Andreone records the 8th ace of his career on the 113-yard, 14th hole of the Lakes Course, Palm Aire, Sarasota, FL; oldest golfer to record a hole-in-one
  • 2015 José Mourinho is sacked as manager of British Premier football club Chelsea
  • 2015 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is arrested on fraud charges in New York by the FBI
  • 2015 Libyan warring political factions sign a UN-brokered deal to form a unified government
  • 2017 French sailor François Gabart sets round-the-world record for fastest solo navigation of the globe in 42 days 16 hours
  • 2017 Terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 "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
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver
  • 2017 Sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years
  • 2017 Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires
  • 2017 Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan in Bejing - record for Chinese paintings
  • 2018 CBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout
  • 2018 US military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia
  • 2018 US poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri
  • 2018 Malaysia files criminal charges against US bank Goldman Sachs for it role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal
  • 2018 Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice"
  • 2018 Astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth
  • 2018 New reports to US Senate say Russian propaganda efforts on social media much more extensive than thought, including targeting African Americans