On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1997

Historical Events

Sports History

NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

Famous Birthdays

Jake Paul

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

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? 24 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn