On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2012

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNBA 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

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, dies at 82
  • Johnny Otis [Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes], US R&B musician, producer, and talent scout ("godfather of rhythm and blues"), dies at 90
  • Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74
2012 Highlights

About January 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn