On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2008

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Melvin, American character actor (Brady Bunch, All in Family), dies of cancer at 84

Person of interestBobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer, American chess player (world champion (1972-75), dies of renal failure at 64

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Ernie Holmes, American football player (b. 1948)
2008 Highlights

About January 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn