Historical Events In January - 17
Friday, 07 August 2020
1977 On this day in history convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad at the Utah State Prison.
1977 On January - 17 zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium
1977 On January - 17 gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
1979 On January - 17 shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test on January - 17.
1980 On this day in history nASA launches Fltsatcom-3
1980 On January - 17 barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
1981 Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73
1983 On January - 17 10th American Music Award Kenny Rogers
1983 On this day in history alabama Governor George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
1983 On January - 17 nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
1983 Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71 on January - 17.
1984 On January - 17 supreme Court rules (5-4) private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
1985 On this day in history azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title on January - 17.
1987 President Reagan signed a secret order permitting the covert sale of arms to Iran on January - 17.
1987 President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran on this day in history.
1988 On January - 17 leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti
1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach on January - 17.
1989 Five children are shot to death at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California, by a gunman who then kills himself on this day in history.
1989 On January - 17 gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
1989 Murden & Metz are first women to reach South Pole overland (on skis) on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
1990 On January - 17 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards Bobby Darin
1990 On this day in history a study concluded it is not oat bran itself, but the substitution of oat bran or other foods for high-fat foods which cuts blood cholesterol.
1990 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
1991 On January - 17 iraq fires 8 SCUD missiles on Israel
1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title on this day in history.
1991 Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq - first US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn) on January - 17.
1991 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.60, the second highest one-day point-gain ever on January - 17.
1991 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that Florida dentist David Acer had infected three patients with the AIDS virus on this day in history.
1991 On January - 17 olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies