On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Indian provincial cricket team Vidarbha wins first Ranji Trophy title in their first final appearance in 61 years beating Delhi by 9 wickets in Indore; medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani stars with the ball taking 6 wickets

United <b>Nations</b>United Nations

Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon

Famous Deaths

  • Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, dies at 74