On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • OPEC agrees at a meeting of ministers in Vienna, to reduce members' oil production quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day
  • President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain

Famous Deaths

  • Gregory Corso, American poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70