What Happened on January 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman

Famous Birthdays

  • John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • Tabaré Vázque, Uruguayan politician and President of Uruguay (2015-present), born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Famous Deaths

  • William Pickering, American astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79