On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1997

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJake Paul

Jake Paul, American YouTube personality, born in Cleveland, Ohio

YouTube Star and Actor Jake Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Jake Paul

Famous Deaths

  • Amha Selassie, Crown prince of Ethiopia and son of emperor Haile Selassi, dies at 82
  • Andrea Fisher, American artist, dies at 41
  • Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
  • Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer (Pluto), dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About January 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn