On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Kisenosato becomes the 1st Japanese home-grown sumo champion since 1998 when he is made yokozuna, 72nd Grand Champion

Famous Deaths

  • Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), dies at 72
  • John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), dies at 77

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), dies at 80

  • Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), dies at 84