What Happened on January 17, 2012

Historical Events

NBA Record

LeBron James becomes youngest player in NBA history to record 20,000 career points during the Miami Heat's 92-75 victory over Golden State; James, 28 years, 17 days, passes Kobe Bryant, 29 years, 122 days

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, dies at 82
  • Johnny Otis [Ioannis Veliotes], American R&B musician, songwriter, producer and talent scout ("Willie and the Hand Jive"; "Cupid's Boogie"), known as "the godfather of rhythm and blues", dies at 90
  • Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of a heart attack at 74
2012 Highlights

About January 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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