What Happened in 2017

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-Moon
  • Jan 2 US House Republicans vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a public uproar forces them to back down the next day
  • Jan 6 Elizabeth Warren announces her intention to run for a second term as Massachusetts Senator
  • Jan 8 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win
  • Jan 12 US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Jan 13 Ammunitions ship explosion at Ekonomiia port near Archangel, Russia kills many and injures hundreds
  • Jan 17 US President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years
  • Jan 17 Nigerian military mistakely bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state
  • Jan 17 Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off
  • Jan 18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez
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World Leaders in 2017

Famous People in 2017

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Famous People Born in 2017

  • Jun 6 Alexander and Ella Clooney, twin children of actor George and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 8 "Dancing with the stars" pro Louis Van Amstel (44) weds health coach Joshua Lancaster in Utah
  • Feb 11 Actor Bug Hall (32) weds Jill Marie DeGroff in Encino, California
  • Feb 14 Fast and the Furious star Tyrese Gibson (38) weds Samantha Lee in a secret ceremony
  • Feb 27 Gossip Girl's star Penn Badgley (30) weds singer Domino Kirke in New York
  • Mar 3 Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky (32) weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno (33) at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California
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