February 2017 calendar

February 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728     

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2017: find out below

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2017?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2017 Four alleged extremists planning terror attacks in Azerbaijan are killed in a shootout with the country's security forces; one suspect is arrested. The State Security Service says the group was connected to an unspecified religious extremist group abroad. (Reuters) (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 02 Feb 2017 Georgia–European Union relations: The European Parliament unanimously approves visa-free regime in the Schengen zone for Georgia. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 03 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): According to Afghan Police, eight of their forces have been killed by the Taliban at a checkpoint in Faryab Province. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 04 Feb 2017 War in Donbass: A rebel commander is killed by a bomb in eastern Ukraine while three Ukrainian Army soldiers are killed in fighting. At least 33 people have been killed in fighting over the past week. (AP via News Limited)
  • 05 Feb 2017 Heavy snow and avalanches kill dozens of people in Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, while Kabul International Airport is closed due to snow and ice on the runway. (BBC), (FOX News)
  • 06 Feb 2017 Sinai insurgency: An Egyptian Army raid in central Sinai kills at least 14 ISIL militants. (Reuters)
  • 07 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bombing at the Supreme Court of Afghanistan in Kabul kills at least 20 people and injures 41 others, 10 of whom are in critical condition. (BBC) (NBC News)
  • 08 Feb 2017 War in Donbass: Donetsk People's Republic commander Mikhail Tolstykh, better known by his nom de guerre "Givi", is killed in a bomb blast in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast. DPR officials blame the Security Service of Ukraine for the attack. (BBC)
  • 09 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Battle of al-Bab: At least three soldiers of the Turkish Armed Forces are accidentally killed by a Russian airstrike near al-Bab in northern Syria. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 10 Feb 2017 French police arrest three men and a 16-year-old girl found with bomb-making materials in a Montpellier flat. The female suspect had been spotted online saying she wanted to either leave for the Syria-Iraq conflict or mount an attack in France, and recorded a video in which she pledged allegiance to ISIL. (BBC)
  • 11 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bomber kills at least seven people outside a bank in Lashkargah. (Reuters)
  • 12 Feb 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present), Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: A helicopter from the Saudi-led coalition bombs a vehicle outside Aden International Airport, wounding at least three Yemeni soldiers. (Reuters)
  • 13 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: 2017 Lahore suicide bombing: At least 13 people, including six police officers, are killed and 85 are injured after a bomb explodes at a protest rally in Lahore, Punjab. The Pakistani Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claims responsibility. (Dawn)
  • 14 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Idlib Governorate clashes (2017): Rival fighters between Tahrir al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa clash in Syria's northern Idlib Governorate, killing "dozens" according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (BBC)
  • 15 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: Two separate bombings take place in Pakistan, killing at least seven people. A suicide bomber kills five people at the administrative headquarters in the Mohmand Agency tribal district while the other kills two people at a hospital in Peshawar. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claims responsibility for the first attack. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 16 Feb 2017 2017 Sehwan suicide bombing: At least 70 people are killed and more than 150 injured in suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Sehwan, Sindh, Pakistan; 50 of the injured are in critical condition, medical emergency has been declared in the hospitals of Hyderabad, Dadu and Jamshoro. (Dawn News), (The News)
  • 17 Feb 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: Up to seven suicide bombers blow themselves up after failing in an attempt to attack a camp for displaced people near Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Al Jazeera)
  • 18 Feb 2017 2017 Leuven derailment: One person is killed and 20 are injured when a passenger train derails near Leuven, Belgium. (Sky News)
  • 19 Feb 2017 Iraqi Civil War, Battle of Mosul: Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIL militants. The United Nations says humanitarian agencies are setting up in these older sections of the city where, already, food and fuel supplies are dwindling, running water is scarce, and electricity in many neighborhoods is unreliable for the estimated 800,000 civilians. (CNN) (BBC) (UN-OCHA)
  • 20 Feb 2017 Gunmen attack a Vietnamese vessel near Tawi-Tawi, Philippines, killing at least one sailor and abducting seven others, according to the Philippine Coast Guard. Abu Sayyaf militants are suspected of being behind the attack. (Reuters)
  • 21 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: Multiple suicide bombers kill at least six people near a district court in Charsadda. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack. (Al Jazeera)
  • 22 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Raqqa offensive: U.S.-backed SDF forces on two fronts meet up northeast of Raqqa, encircling a pocket of villages still held by ISIS. (Rudaw)
  • 23 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: At least six people are killed in a bomb blast in the Pakistani city of Lahore. (BBC)
  • 24 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Battle of al-Bab: The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army captures Al-Bab from ISIL after months of fighting. (The Washington Post)A car bomb explodes in the Syrian village of Sousian, north of al-Bab, killing at least 60 people. (Time), (BBC), (AP)
  • 25 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that militants attacked two Syrian Armed Forces bases in Homs, killing at least 42 people, including a senior intelligence officer. (Reuters via Jerusalem Post), (SBS)
  • 26 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army recaptures the strategic town of Tadef from ISIL, south of al-Bab, securing key transportation routes in eastern Aleppo Governorate. (Xinhuanet)
  • 27 Feb 2017 Moro conflict: The Abu Sayyaf militant group beheads their German hostage Jurgen Kantner in Indanan, Philippines. (The Straits Times)
  • 28 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Twelve Afghan National Police officers are killed in a Taliban "infiltration attack" in the southern Helmand Province. (BBC)
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 2017?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial


Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Bad And Boujee
  2. - Shape Of You
  3. - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
  4. - Black Beatles
  5. - Closer

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Pyaasa

Pyaasa

Directed by: Guru Dutt

Starring: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Country: United States of America

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America

Logan

Logan

Written by:

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 2017?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology

By:

Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction.

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

King's Cage

By:

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without …

The Secret Wife by Gill Paul

The Secret Wife

By:

The USA Today bestseller ‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story… A triumph.’ DINAH JEFFERIESA Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries…Love.

Never Never by James Patterson, Candice Fox

Never Never

By:

Never...assume you know someone. Harry Blue is the top Sex Crimes investigator in her department. She's a seasoned pro who's seen it all. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three …

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

By:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don't miss Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017. The