On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2016

Historical Events

Historic Event

Fourth Democratic presidential candidates debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over healthcare and gun control in Charleston, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), dies at 67
  • Mic Gillette, American trumpet, trombone, and flugelhorn player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), dies of a heart attack at 64
2016 Highlights

About January 17, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn