Historical Events In August - 17
Sunday, 17 January 2021
1990 On August - 17 "The Exorcist 3" premiers
1990 On August - 17 pearl Bailey broadway actress/singer, dies at 72 from a heart attack
1990 On this day in history phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
1990 On August - 17 pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
1991 On this day in history wade Frankum runs amok with automatic rifle and knife at Strathfield in Sydney, killing seven people and himself.
1991 Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1992 On August - 17 andre de Villiers, South African, murdered
1993 On this day in history max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator/interpreter, dies at 72
1998 On this day in history u.S. President Bill Clinton admits in a televised address to having had inappropriate relations with ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
1999 On August - 17 izmit earthquake in Turkey killing 17,127 people
2005 Bangladesh is hit by bomb explosions.  on this day in history.
2005 Sellapan Ramanathan gains victory in the Singapore Presidential elections, 205 on August - 17.
2005 The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts on this day in history.
2007 Vladimir Putin issues a statement, revealing that Russia is to resume the flight exercises of its Strategic bombers in remote areas. The flights were suspended in 1991 after the Collapse of the Soviet Union on August - 17.
2012 On August - 17 three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
2013 15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo on August - 17.
2017 Terror attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain as van rams into crowds killing 16, injuring 120 on August - 17.
2017 On this day in history three Hong Kong activists, Jason Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow jailed for unlawful assembly
2017 On August - 17 anti-immigrant One Nation party leader Pauline Hansen is widely criticized for wearing a burqa into the Australian parliament
2017 Collision of two neutron stars witnessed for the first time first picked up by US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo) on August - 17.
2017 On this day in history the first observation of a collision of two neutron stars (GW170817) is hailed as a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy when both gravitational and electromagnetic waves from the event are detected. Data from the event provided confirmatory evidence for the r-process theory of the origin of heavy elements like gold.