- August 17, 1982 (37 years ago)
- •The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.
- August 17, 1998 (21 years ago)
- •US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.
- August 17, 2008 (11 years ago)
- •By winning the Men's 4x100m medley relay, Michael Phelps becomes the first Olympian to win eight gold medals in the same Olympics.