On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
  • Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
  • Virginia Mayo [Jones], American actress (The Best Years of Our Lives, Out of the Blue, White Heat), dies of congestive heart failure at 84
  • Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)