On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), dies at 88