January 17, 1977 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in the Utah state prison, charged with murder
  • KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
  • Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium

Deaths in History

  • Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967