What Happened on January 17, 2019

Historical Events

  • Car bomb in Bogota, Colombia, outside the National Police Academy kills at least 8 and injures 41
  • China executes Cai Dongjia, the country's "godfather of crystal meth" from Boshe, Guangdong
  • Indian spiritual leader Ram Rahim Singh and two aides sentenced to life in prison for murdering journalist who exposed sexual abuse at the sect
2019 History

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer (OtoƱo (Autumn)), and educator, dies at 83
  • Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), dies of heart failure at 82 [1]
  • Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), dies at 88

About January 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) - Post Malone & Swae Lee
  • UK #1 Song: Sweet But Psycho - Ava Max