Historical Events In January - 17
Wednesday, 27 September 2023
1977 Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad at the Utah State Prison on this day in history.
1977 Zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium on January - 17.
1977 Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967 on January - 17.
1979 On this day in history shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test on January - 17.
1980 NASA launches Fltsatcom-3 on this day in history.
1980 Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59 on January - 17.
1981 Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege on this day in history.
1981 Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73 on January - 17.
1983 On January - 17 10th American Music Award Kenny Rogers
1983 On January - 17 alabama Governor George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
1983 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians on January - 17.
1983 On this day in history doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
1984 On this day in history 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 January - 17 azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
1986 On this day in history tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title
1987 President Reagan signed a secret order permitting the covert sale of arms to Iran on this day in history.
1987 On January - 17 president Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
1988 On this day in history leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti
1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history five children are shot to death at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California, by a gunman who then kills himself.
1989 On January - 17 gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
1989 On January - 17 murden & Metz are first women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
1989 On this day in history sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
1990 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards Bobby Darin on January - 17.
1990 On January - 17 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 On this day in history who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1990 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies on January - 17.
1991 Iraq fires 8 SCUD missiles on Israel on this day in history.
1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title on this day in history.
1991 On January - 17 operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq - first US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
1991 On this day in history the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.60, the second highest one-day point-gain ever.
1991 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that Florida dentist David Acer had infected three patients with the AIDS virus on January - 17.
1991 Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies on this day in history.