Historical Events In January - 17
Thursday, 23 March 2023
1977 Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad at the Utah State Prison on this day in history.
1977 On January - 17 zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium
1977 Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967 on this day in history.
1979 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran on January - 17.
1979 On January - 17 uSSR performs underground nuclear test
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 On January - 17 philippino President Marcos ends state of siege
1981 Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73 on January - 17.
1983 On this day in history 10th American Music Award Kenny Rogers
1983 Alabama Governor George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
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 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England) on January - 17.
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 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 On January - 17 al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
1989 Five children are shot to death at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California, by a gunman who then kills himself on January - 17.
1989 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded on January - 17.
1989 Murden & Metz are first women to reach South Pole overland (on skis) on this day in history.
1989 Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1990 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards Bobby Darin on this day in history.
1990 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 on January - 17.
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 On this day in history iraq fires 8 SCUD missiles on Israel
1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq - first US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
1991 On January - 17 the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.60, the second highest one-day point-gain ever.
1991 On January - 17 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that Florida dentist David Acer had infected three patients with the AIDS virus.
1991 On January - 17 olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
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