January 17, 1938 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman

Birthdays in History

  • John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • Tabaré Vázque, Uruguayan politician and President of Uruguay (2015-present), born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Deaths in History

  • William Pickering, American astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79