On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

Famous Deaths

  • Gregory Corso, American poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70
2001 Highlights

About January 17, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn