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January 17th is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year (349 days in leap years).
On this page, we have placed information about January 17th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 17th
1706 Benjamin Franklin (statesman, author, inventor)
1863 David Lloyd George (British Prime Minister 1916-1922)
1871 David Beatty (British admiral)
1899 Al Capone (gangster)
1899 Nevil Shute (author)
1918 Keith Joseph (British politician)
1927 Eartha Kitt (actress, singer)
1928 Vidal Sassoon (hairdresser, businessman)
1931 James Earl Jones (actor)
1939 Maury Povich (talk show host)
1942 Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay (boxer)
1949 Mick Taylor (musician - The Rolling Stones)
1949 Andy Kaufman (actor, comedian)
1956 Paul Young (singer)
1959 Susanna Hoffs (singer The Bangles)
1962 Jim Carrey (comedian, actor)
1964 Michelle Obama (lawyer, activist, 46th US first lady)
1966 Shabba Ranks (singer)
1971 Kid Rock (singer)
1988 Nikki Reed (actress)
January 17th in History
1773 James Cook leads the first expedition into the Antarctic Circle.
1819 Simon Bolivar proclaims the Republic of Columbia.
1899 US takes possession of Wake Island.
1917 US pays $25m to Denmark to purchase the Virgin Islands.
1946 United Nations Security Council holds its first meeting.
1977 Garry Gilmore is executed by firing squad - the first execution since the reintroduction of the death penalty in the US.
1985 British Telecom announces the retirement of Britain's red telephone boxes.
1996 Czech Republic applies to join the European Union.
2013 During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong admits to having used performance enhancing drugs.
January 17th is also
Zirgu Diena (ancient Latvia) - a day to honor pigs and other livestock
People born on January 17th are Capricorn
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