What Happened on January 17, 1994

Historical Events

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

Film & TV History

Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

Sports History

Patrick Ewing becomes first New York player to reach the 15,000-point mark in his NBA career; scores a game-high 34 points in the Knicks' 106-94 win over visiting Minnesota

1994 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucy Boynton, British-American actress (The Politician), born in New York City
Born in 1994

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Gilbert Odell, American Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
  • Chung Il Kwon, Prime Minister 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, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, dies at 84
  • Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)

About January 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

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