January 17-National Days, Birthday and Important Past Events

January 17 2024 is Wednesday. National Kid Inventors’ Day. National Bootlegger’s Day. Popeye Day. Benjamin Franklin Day. National Classy Day. National Hot Buttered Rum Day. Cable Car Day and Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date.

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on January 17

Find out about important past events, festivals, funny, weird, national days, special days & Holidays happening around the world in different countries on this day

National days on Wed Jan 17th, 2024

  • 17th day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac – Capricorn
  • National Kid Inventors’ Day
  • National Bootlegger’s Day
  • Popeye Day
  • Benjamin Franklin Day
  • National Classy Day
  • National Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • Cable Car Day
  • Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
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Past events and historical events on January 17

  • 2014-A Pennsylvania judge overturned a 2012 voter identification law that required photo IDs.
  • 2007-Extreme cold, ice storms, sub-zero temperatures, and heavy snow continue in large sections of the US.
  • 1995-The Great Hanshin earthquake hits Kobe, Japan.
  • 1994-A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Los Angeles, killing 54 and causing billions in damage and about 6,434 people lost their lives during the quake.
  • 1991-The Gulf War in Iraq begins and resulted in about 100,000 civilian deaths.
  • 1961-Patrice Lumumba is murdered with the assistance of the Belgian government and the CIA.
  • 1961-Eisenhower gives his last speech as president of the United States.
  • 1949-The first Volkswagen Beetle or The Peoples Car designed by Ferdinand Porsche arrived from Germany to to the US at the request of Adolf Hitler.
  • 1946-The UN Security Council holds its first session.
  • 1945-Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw during World War II and about 85% of the city was destroyed at that point.
  • 1942-The U.S. Asiatic fleet had sunk three Japanese enemy ships with a total of sunk a total of 29 Japanese ships since the beginning of the war.
  • 1924-Both parties in the House and Senate rejected selling US surplus war material to Mexico.

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on January 17

Famous Celebrities birthdays on 17th January
  • 1964-Michelle Obam-Wife of the former U.S President, Barack Obama, and one of the most popular First Ladies of the United States
  • 1962 -Jim Carrey-Canadian & American actor, producer
  • 1957- Steve Harvey-American Comedian, businessman and entertainer
  • 1942-Muhammad Ali-American Heavyweight boxer
  • 1927-Eartha Kitt-American actress and singer
  • 1922-Betty White-American actress and comedian
  • 1899-Al Capone-American gangster
  • 1706-Benjamin Franklin-American politician, scientist, publisher and 6th President of Pennsylvania.

FAQ / People Also Ask

1. Which Day is 17th January 2024?

  • 17th January is Wednesday
  • 17th day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Capricorn

2. Special Day on January 17

  • Every year on January 17th, National Kid Inventors’ Day is observed to commemorate the innovation and brilliance of children all across the world. The date was chosen since it is Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, an American scientist, inventor, and statesman.

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