On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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