On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2015

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

Stephen Fry

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

Famous Deaths

  • Greg Plitt, American fitness model and entrepreneur, dies when hit by a train at 37
2015 Highlights

About January 17, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 7 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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