On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1981

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos ends martial law

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], American singer and actor (Everything You Want), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Scott Mechlowicz, American actor, born in New York
  • Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Loukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (b. 1899)
1981 Highlights

About January 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn