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

Bobby Fischer

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

  • Ernie Holmes, American football player (b. 1948)
  • Rod Allen [Bainbridge] British pop-rock singer and bassist (Fortunes - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here It Comes Again"), dies of cancer at 63
2008 Highlights

About January 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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