Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on January 17. From 1900 until now.
January 17 is under the sign of Capricorn.
Famous birthdays on this day include Michelle Obama (1964), Jim Carrey (1962) and Françoise Hardy (1944).
Several movies were released around January 17 over the years, such as The Kid in 1921 directed by Charles Chaplin and Donnie Darko in 2001 directed by Richard Kelly.
But much more happened on January 17 over the years: find out below
Which were the most popular Movies released around January 17 over the years?
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Which were the important events of January 17?
- 2019 2019 Bogotá car bombing: A suicide car-bomb attack at the General Santander National Police Academy in Bogotá, Colombia, kills at least 20 people and injures more than 50 others. (The Guardian)
- 2018 Two Americans and two Canadians are abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Two police officers are killed after engaging in a firefight with the abductors. (Reuters)
- 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: A Nigerian Air Force jet mistakenly bombs a refugee camp in Borno State, near the border with Cameroon, killing at least 90 people and injuring more than 100. The pilot reportedly believed he was attacking Boko Haram militants. (BBC)
- 2016 2016 Jakarta attacks: The confirmed death toll from this week's attacks rises to eight. (Reuters via Jerusalem Post)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 17 over the years?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- 2018 Ed Sheeran - Perfect
- 2017 Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane - Black Beatles
- 2016 Adele - Hello
- 2015 Taylor Swift - Blank Space
- 2014 Eminem Featuring Rihanna - The Monster
- 2013 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
- 2012 LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
- 2011 Katy Perry - Firework
- 2010 Ke$ha - TiK ToK
- 2009 Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
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Which were the most popular books released around January 17 over the years?
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This day over the years in 30 sec.
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