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Events of January 17th:

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)

Benjamin Franklin

1863 David Lloyd George (British Prime Minister 1916-1922)

David Lloyd George

1899 Al Capone (gangster)

Al Capone

1931 James Earl Jones (actor)

1939 Maury Povich (talk show host)

Maury Povich

1942 Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay (boxer)

Muhammad Ali

1949 Mick Taylor (musician - The Rolling Stones)

1959 Susanna Hoffs (singer The Bangles)

1962 Jim Carrey (comedian, actor)

1966 Shabba Ranks (singer)

1971 Kid Rock (singer)

1988 Nikki Reed (actress)

January 17th in History:

1819 Simon Bolivar proclaims the Republic of Columbia.

Simon Bolivar

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.

Telephone Box

1991 Gulf War begins early in the morning with allied bombing raids on Iraq.

2013 During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong admits to having used performance enhancing drugs.

Oprah Winfrey

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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