Today in History - History - January 17th

← Dec Feb → January

All Categories | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events for January 17th

1938Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

1912Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen

1904Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater

1914Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin

1963Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

1864General longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN

1997NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

19161st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY

1994Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

200027th American Music Award: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

January 17th Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on January 17th

1899Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)

1882Arnold Rothstein, New York City New York, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series)

1928Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)

1706Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790)

1871David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

1929Jacques Plante, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie (first to wear a goaltender mask)

1980Zooey Deschanel, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous)

1942Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)

January 17th Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on January 17th

1988Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

38 BCRoman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor, marries Livia Drusilla.

1946Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur in Long Beach, California

1955Murderer Charles Manson (20) weds waitress Rosalie Jean Willis (17)

January 17th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on January 17th

1927Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

1964T.H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

1893Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies of a heart attack at 70

1891George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

January 17th Deaths
Date Event
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31