What Happened on January 17, 2001

Historical Events

  • OPEC agrees at a meeting of ministers in Vienna, to reduce members' oil production quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day

Historic Expedition

President Bill Clinton posthumously raises William Clark's rank from Lieutenant to Captain, and gave the titles of Honorary Sergeant to Sacagawea, a Shoshone woman who served as guide, and York, a person enslaved by William Clark, who assisted the expedition party

Famous Birthdays

  • Enzo Fern├índez, Argentine footballer (2022 FIFA World Cup Young Player Award), born in San Martin, Argentina
Born in 2001

Famous Deaths

  • Gregory Corso, American beat poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • Norris Turney, American jazz flute and saxophone player (Billy Eckstine, 1947-48; Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1968-73), dies at 79

About January 17, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Love Don't Cost A Thing - Jennifer Lopez