What Happened on January 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

Famous Deaths

  • Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
  • Chung Il Kwon, PM of South Korea (1964-70), dies
  • Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
  • Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
  • Helen Stephens, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m & 4x100m relay 1936), dies at 75
  • Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
  • Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
  • Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)