On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • American boxer Deontay Wilder wins the WBC heavyweight championship by unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Wilder first American to hold a heavyweight title since Shannon Briggs in 2007

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor/comedian Stephen Fry (57) weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham

Actor, Comedian and Writer Stephen Fry
Actor, Comedian and Writer
Stephen Fry

Famous Deaths

  • Greg Plitt, American fitness model and entrepreneur, dies when hit by a train at 37