On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2017

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 Nations

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

Famous Deaths

  • Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, dies at 74
2017 Highlights

About January 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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