What Happened on January 17, 1997

Historical Events

Sports History

NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

Famous Birthdays

Jake PaulJake Paul (26 years old)

American YouTube personality, born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Maxwell Frost, American politician (1st generation Z elected to US Congress, Rep-R-Florida)
Born in 1997

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 Tombaugh, American astronomer (discovered Pluto), dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About January 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) - Tori Amos