On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2017

Historical Events

  • Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands wins his 2nd PDC World Darts Championship beating defending champion Gary Anderson, 7-3 at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • US House Republicans vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a public uproar forces them to back down the next day

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), dies after a stroke at 83
  • John Berger, English art critic & author (Ways of Seeing), dies at 90
2017 Highlights

About January 2, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 4 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

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

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