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17th of January 1287 EVENT King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
17th of January 1377 EVENT Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
17th of January 1524 EVENT Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
17th of January 1562 EVENT France recognizes the Huguenots under the Edict of Saint-Germain.
17th of January 1595 EVENT Henry IV of France declares war on Spain.
17th of January 1608 EVENT Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 men.
17th of January 1648 EVENT England's Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War.
17th of January 1773 EVENT Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
17th of January 1781 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cowpens : Continental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the battle in South Carolina.
17th of January 1799 EVENT Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, is executed.
17th of January 1811 EVENT Mexican War of Independence: In the Battle of Calderon Bridge, a heavily outnumbered Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionists.
17th of January 1852 EVENT The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
17th of January 1873 EVENT A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
17th of January 1885 EVENT A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
17th of January 1893 EVENT The Citizen's Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
17th of January 1899 EVENT The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.
17th of January 1903 EVENT El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
17th of January 1904 EVENT Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard receives its premiere performance at the Moscow Art Theatre.
17th of January 1912 EVENT Captain Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.
17th of January 1913 EVENT Raymond Poincare is elected President of France.
17th of January 1917 EVENT The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
17th of January 1918 EVENT Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles take place between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
17th of January 1929 EVENT Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
17th of January 1929 EVENT Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign.
17th of January 1941 EVENT Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
17th of January 1944 EVENT World War II: Allied forces launch the first of four battles with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.
17th of January 1945 EVENT World War II: Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
17th of January 1945 EVENT The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
17th of January 1945 EVENT Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary; he is never publicly seen again.
17th of January 1946 EVENT The UN Security Council holds its first session.
17th of January 1949 EVENT The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
17th of January 1950 EVENT The Great Brinks Robbery : 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
17th of January 1961 EVENT U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".
17th of January 1961 EVENT Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
17th of January 1966 EVENT A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares incident.
17th of January 1969 EVENT Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
17th of January 1977 EVENT Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States.
17th of January 1981 EVENT President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
17th of January 1982 EVENT "Cold Sunday" - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
17th of January 1983 EVENT The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's, flagship store in downtown Detroit closes due to high cost of operating.
17th of January 1989 EVENT Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
17th of January 1991 EVENT Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
17th of January 1991 EVENT Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
17th of January 1992 EVENT During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
17th of January 1994 EVENT 1994 Northridge Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
17th of January 1995 EVENT The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
17th of January 1996 EVENT The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
17th of January 1997 EVENT A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
17th of January 1998 EVENT Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
17th of January 2001 EVENT U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
17th of January 2002 EVENT Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
17th of January 2007 EVENT The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
17th of January 2008 EVENT British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete hull loss of a Boeing 777.
17th of January 2010 EVENT Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, resulting in at least 200 deaths.
17th of January 1463 BIRTHDAY Frederick III of Saxony, Elector of Saxony (d. 1525)
17th of January 1484 BIRTHDAY George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)
17th of January 1501 BIRTHDAY Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (d. 1566)
17th of January 1504 BIRTHDAY Pope Pius V (d. 1572)
17th of January 1560 BIRTHDAY Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
17th of January 1600 BIRTHDAY Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish playwright (d. 1681)
17th of January 1612 BIRTHDAY Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English Civil War general (d. 1671)
17th of January 1666 BIRTHDAY Antonio Maria Valsalva, Italian anatomist (d. 1723)
17th of January 1686 BIRTHDAY Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
17th of January 1706 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and inventor (d. 1790)
17th of January 1712 BIRTHDAY John Stanley, English composer (d. 1786)
17th of January 1719 BIRTHDAY William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
17th of January 1732 BIRTHDAY King Stanislaw II August Poniatowski of Poland (d. 1798)
17th of January 1734 BIRTHDAY Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian composer (d. 1829)
17th of January 1761 BIRTHDAY James Hall, Scottish geologist (d. 1832)
17th of January 1789 BIRTHDAY August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850)
17th of January 1798 BIRTHDAY Auguste Comte, French sociologist (d. 1857)
17th of January 1814 BIRTHDAY Mrs. Henry Wood, English novelist (d. 1887)
17th of January 1820 BIRTHDAY Anne Bronte, British author (d. 1849)
17th of January 1828 BIRTHDAY Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
17th of January 1828 BIRTHDAY Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War general (d. 1918)
17th of January 1831 BIRTHDAY Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
17th of January 1832 BIRTHDAY Henry Martyn Baird, American educationalist (d. 1906)
17th of January 1834 BIRTHDAY August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
17th of January 1850 BIRTHDAY Aleksandr Taneyev, Russian composer (d. 1918)
17th of January 1851 BIRTHDAY A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
17th of January 1853 BIRTHDAY Alva Belmont, American socialite (d. 1933)
17th of January 1857 BIRTHDAY Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (d. 1935)
17th of January 1857 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (d. 1941)
17th of January 1858 BIRTHDAY Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian writer (d. 1940)
17th of January 1860 BIRTHDAY Douglas Hyde, Irish President of Ireland (d. 1949)
17th of January 1863 BIRTHDAY David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (d. 1945)
17th of January 1863 BIRTHDAY Constantin Stanislavski, Russian theatre practitioner (d. 1938)
17th of January 1865 BIRTHDAY Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
17th of January 1867 BIRTHDAY Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
17th of January 1871 BIRTHDAY David Earl Beatty British admiral (d. 1936)
17th of January 1871 BIRTHDAY Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer (d. 1940)
17th of January 1875 BIRTHDAY Florencio Sanchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
17th of January 1876 BIRTHDAY Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
17th of January 1877 BIRTHDAY May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)
17th of January 1880 BIRTHDAY Mack Sennett, Canadian film director (d. 1960)
17th of January 1881 BIRTHDAY Antoni ?omnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
17th of January 1881 BIRTHDAY Harry Price, English psychic researcher and writer (d. 1948)
17th of January 1882 BIRTHDAY Noah Beery, Sr., American actor (d. 1946)
17th of January 1883 BIRTHDAY Sir Compton Mackenzie, Scottish novelist (d. 1972)
17th of January 1886 BIRTHDAY Glenn L. Martin, American aviation pioneer (d. 1955)
17th of January 1886 BIRTHDAY Ronald Firbank, British novelist (d. 1926)
17th of January 1887 BIRTHDAY Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (d. 1975)
17th of January 1897 BIRTHDAY Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)
17th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of University of Chicago (d. 1977)
17th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Nevil Shute, English author (d. 1960)
17th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)
17th of January 1901 BIRTHDAY Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
17th of January 1903 BIRTHDAY Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)
17th of January 1903 BIRTHDAY Warren Hull, American actor (d. 1974)
17th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Guillermo Stabile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
17th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Jan Zahradnicek, Czech poet (d. 1960)
17th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)
17th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
17th of January 1907 BIRTHDAY Henk Badings, Dutch composer (d. 1987)
17th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
17th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
17th of January 1914 BIRTHDAY Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
17th of January 1914 BIRTHDAY William Stafford, American poet and essayist (d. 1993)
17th of January 1914 BIRTHDAY Irving Brecher, American Screenwriter (d. 2008)
17th of January 1916 BIRTHDAY Peter Frelinghuysen, American politician
17th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY M. G. Ramachandran, Indian politician, actor (d. 1987)
17th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Ramon Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
17th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Keith Joseph, British politician (d. 1994)
17th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY George M. Leader, American politician and 36th Governor of Pennsylvania
17th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
17th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Luis Echeverria Alvarez, Mexican President of Mexico
17th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Robert De Niro, Sr., American painter (d. 1993)
17th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Katzenbach, American jurist and 65th United States Attorney General
17th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Betty White, American actress
17th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Carol Raye, Australian actress
17th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Robert Cormier, American author, columnist and reporter (d. 2000)
17th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Abdul Kardar, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1996)
17th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (d. 2000)
17th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
17th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
17th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (d. 2006)
17th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Norman Kaye, Australian actor and musician (d. 2007)
17th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
17th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY E.W. Swackhamer, American television & film director (d. 1994)
17th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
17th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Jean Barraque, French composer (d. 1973)
17th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Vidal Sassoon, English cosmetologist
17th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
17th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Eddie LeBaron, American football player
17th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY James Earl Jones, American actor
17th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Don Zimmer, American baseball coach
17th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY L. Douglas Wilder, American 66th Governor of Virginia
17th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Sheree North, American actress (d. 2005)
17th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Dalida, French singer (d. 1987)
17th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist (d. 1998)
17th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French-born Pakistani diplomat (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) (d. 2003)
17th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Donald Cammell, Scottish film director (d. 1996)
17th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Ruth Ann Minner, American politician, businesswoman and 72nd Governor of Delaware
17th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Alain Badiou, French philosopher
17th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY John Bellairs, American mystery author (d. 1991)
17th of January 1939 BIRTHDAY Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece (d. 2008)
17th of January 1939 BIRTHDAY Maury Povich, American talk show host
17th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Kipchoge Keino, Kenyan runner
17th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Tabare Vazquez, President of Uruguay
17th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
17th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Muhammad Ali, American boxer
17th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
17th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
17th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
17th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Chris Montez, American singer
17th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Rene Preval, President of Haiti
17th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
17th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Francoise Hardy, French singer
17th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
17th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Michele Deslauriers, Quebec actress
17th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Davi? Oddsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland
17th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Jim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
17th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Anne Queffelec, French pianist
17th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Andy Kaufman, American comedian (d. 1984)
17th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Mick Taylor, British musician (The Rolling Stones)
17th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Luis Lopez Nieves, Latin American writer
17th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
17th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Larry Fortensky, American former husband of Elizabeth Taylor
17th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician
17th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Carlos Johnson, American blues musician
17th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Jeff Berlin, American musician
17th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and environmental activist, son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy
17th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
17th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Steve Earle, American musician
17th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Steve Javie, American professional basketball referee
17th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Paul Young, English musician
17th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Keith Chegwin, English television presenter
17th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
17th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist
17th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
17th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Valdas Kasparavicius, Lithuanian footballer
17th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Susanna Hoffs, American musician
17th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
17th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Chili Davis, Jamaican-born American baseball player
17th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
17th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY John Crawford, American musician
17th of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
17th of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Maia Chiburdanidze, Georgian women's Chess grandmaster
17th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian
17th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
17th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
17th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
17th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Andy Rourke, English bass guitarist (The Smiths)
17th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
17th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
17th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Shabba Ranks, Jamaican singer
17th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Stephin Merritt, American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies)
17th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Joshua Malina, American actor
17th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Richard Hawley, English singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Pulp, The Longpigs)
17th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (d. 2007)
17th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Song Kang-ho, South Korean actor
17th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer
17th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Craig Strong, American actor & voice actor
17th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete
17th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
17th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Naveen Andrews, British actor
17th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiesto) Dutch DJ
17th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
17th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY James Wattana, Thai snooker player
17th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Roenick, American ice hockey player
17th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Kid Rock, American singer
17th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
17th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Paolo Vaccari, Italian rugby player
17th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Richard Burns, English rally driver (d. 2005)
17th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Sylvie Testud, French actress
17th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Ann Wolfe, female boxer
17th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
17th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Benno Furmann, German actor
17th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
17th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain
17th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Aaron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
17th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Danny Bhoy, Scottish comedian
17th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Derrick Mason, American football player
17th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
17th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Yang Chen, Chinese footballer
17th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Tom Jenkinson, English musician (Squarepusher)
17th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Freddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor
17th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Rami Yacoub, Swedish songwriter/producer
17th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
17th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
17th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Pater Sparrow, Hungarian director/production designer
17th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Oleg Lisogor, Ukranian swimmer
17th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Zooey Deschanel, American actress
17th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
17th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Kimberly Spicer, American model
17th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist
17th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer
17th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Ray J, American R&B singer
17th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
17th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
17th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
17th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Hwanhee, South Korean singer and actor
17th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Johannes Herber, German basketball player
17th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish footballer
17th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver
17th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Calvin Harris, Scottish music producer and vocalist
17th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Sophie Dee, Welsh pornographic actress
17th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Kang-in, South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, and DJ (Super Junior)
17th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Riyu Kosaka, Japanese singer (BeForU)
17th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Simone Simons, Dutch singer (Epica)
17th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Hale Appleman, American actor
17th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Hollie-Jay Bowes, English actress
17th of January 0395 DEATH Theodosius I, Roman Emperor (Born 347)
17th of January 1229 DEATH Albert of Buxhoeveden, German soldier
17th of January 1369 DEATH King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (Born 1328)
17th of January 1468 DEATH Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (Born 1405)
17th of January 1598 DEATH Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (Born 1557)
17th of January 1617 DEATH Faust Vrancic, Croatian inventor (Born 1551)
17th of January 1654 DEATH Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (Born 1625)
17th of January 1705 DEATH John Ray, English naturalist (Born 1627)
17th of January 1718 DEATH Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader
17th of January 1737 DEATH Matthaus Daniel Poppelmann, German architect (Born 1662)
17th of January 1738 DEATH Jean-Francois Dandrieu, French composer (Born 1682)
17th of January 1751 DEATH Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Born 1671)
17th of January 1826 DEATH Juan Crisostomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (Born 1806)
17th of January 1834 DEATH Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (Born 1762)
17th of January 1861 DEATH Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (Born 1821)
17th of January 1863 DEATH Horace Vernet, French painter (Born 1789)
17th of January 1869 DEATH Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky, Russian composer (Born 1813)
17th of January 1874 DEATH Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese twins (Born 1811)
17th of January 1884 DEATH Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (Born 1804)
17th of January 1887 DEATH William Giblin, Premier of Tasmania (Born 1840)
17th of January 1891 DEATH George Bancroft, U.S. historian (Born 1800)
17th of January 1893 DEATH Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (Born 1822)
17th of January 1903 DEATH Ignaz Wechselmann, Hungarian architect and philanthropist (Born 1828)
17th of January 1908 DEATH Ferdinand IV Grand Duke of Tuscany (Born 1835)
17th of January 1909 DEATH Sir Francis Smith, Premier of Tasmania (Born 1819)
17th of January 1911 DEATH Sir Francis Galton, English polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist (Born 1822)
17th of January 1927 DEATH Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA (Born 1860)
17th of January 1931 DEATH Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (Born 1864)
17th of January 1932 DEATH Albert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (Born 1893)
17th of January 1933 DEATH Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (Born 1848)
17th of January 1936 DEATH Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (Born 1885)
17th of January 1942 DEATH Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (Born 1884)
17th of January 1947 DEATH Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (Born 1869)
17th of January 1947 DEATH Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (Born 1883)
17th of January 1952 DEATH Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (Born 1877)
17th of January 1956 DEATH Blind Alfred Reed, American folk, country, and old-time musician (Born 1880)
17th of January 1961 DEATH Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Born 1925)
17th of January 1964 DEATH T.H. White, English author (Born 1906)
17th of January 1967 DEATH Evelyn Nesbit, American actress (Born 1884)
17th of January 1970 DEATH Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (Born 1890)
17th of January 1970 DEATH Billy Stewart, American singer (Born 1937)
17th of January 1972 DEATH Betty Smith, American writer and singer (Born 1896)
17th of January 1977 DEATH Dougal Haston, Scottish mountaineer (Born 1940)
17th of January 1977 DEATH Gary Gilmore, American murderer (Born 1940)
17th of January 1981 DEATH Loukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (Born 1899)
17th of January 1983 DEATH Doodles Weaver, American actor (Born 1911)
17th of January 1987 DEATH Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (Born 1908)
17th of January 1991 DEATH King Olav V of Norway (Born 1903)
17th of January 1992 DEATH Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (Born 1915)
17th of January 1993 DEATH Albert Hourani, English historian (Born 1915)
17th of January 1994 DEATH Helen Stephens, American runner (Born 1918)
17th of January 1994 DEATH Yevgeni Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (Born 1926)
17th of January 1996 DEATH Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (Born 1986)
17th of January 1996 DEATH Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (Born 1953)
17th of January 1996 DEATH Barbara Jordan, American politician (Born 1936)
17th of January 1997 DEATH Bert Kelly, Australian politician (Born 1912)
17th of January 1997 DEATH Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer (Born 1906)
17th of January 1998 DEATH Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (Born 1930)
17th of January 1999 DEATH Robert Eads, American transsexual (Born 1945)
17th of January 1999 DEATH Samantha Reid, American girl killed by GHB overdose (Born 1984)
17th of January 2000 DEATH Philip Jones, British trumpeter (Born 1928)
17th of January 2001 DEATH Gregory Corso, American poet (Born 1930)
17th of January 2002 DEATH Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (Born 1955)
17th of January 2002 DEATH Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1916)
17th of January 2002 DEATH Queenie Leonard, American actress (Born 1905)
17th of January 2003 DEATH Richard Crenna, American actor (Born 1926)
17th of January 2003 DEATH Balint Vazsonyi, Hungarian pianist (Born 1936)
17th of January 2004 DEATH Harry Brecheen, American baseball player (Born 1914)
17th of January 2004 DEATH Czes?aw Niemen, Polish musician (Born 1939)
17th of January 2004 DEATH Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (Born 1915)
17th of January 2004 DEATH Noble Willingham, American actor (Born 1931)
17th of January 2005 DEATH Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (Born 1960)
17th of January 2005 DEATH Virginia Mayo, American actress (Born 1920)
17th of January 2005 DEATH Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (Born 1920)
17th of January 2005 DEATH Zhao Ziyang, Former Premier of the People's Republic of China (Born 1919)
17th of January 2006 DEATH Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (Born 1930)
17th of January 2006 DEATH Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (Born 1925)
17th of January 2007 DEATH Art Buchwald, American humorist (Born 1925)
17th of January 2007 DEATH Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (Born 1951)
17th of January 2008 DEATH Bobby Fischer, American chess player (Born 1943)
17th of January 2008 DEATH Ernie Holmes, American football player (Born 1948)
17th of January 2008 DEATH Allan Melvin, American actor (Born 1923)
17th of January 2009 DEATH Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (Born 1943)
17th of January 2010 DEATH Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (Born 1914)
17th of January 2010 DEATH Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (Born 1952)
17th of January 2010 DEATH Michalis Papakonstantinou, Greek politician and author (Born 1919)
17th of January 2010 DEATH Gaines Adams, American football player (Born 1983)
17th of January 2011 DEATH Don Kirshner, American composer (Born 1934)

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