Wednesday January 17, 2007: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 1/17/2007, UK date format: 17/1/2007

January 17th, 2007 was the 17th day of the year 2007 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was Irreplaceable by Beyonce. A Moment Like This by Leona Lewis was #1 song in the UK.

Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2007 while Eragon by Christopher Paolini was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Taxi 0-22. If you liked videogames you were probably playing CellFactor: Revolution or 300: March to Glory.

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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January 17, 2007 Events

What happened on January 17, 2007?

Historical Events

  • In response to North Korea's nuclear testing, the Doomsday Clock has been set at five minutes past midnight.
  • Protests are held in India and the United Kingdom against British series of "Celebrity Big Brother", after Jade Goody and Danielle Lloyd were accused of being racially abusive to Bollywood star Shilpa Shriya.
  • United States President George W. Bush announced that the NSA has ceased warrantless wiretapping domestic surveillance and will now go before the courts to obtain warrants.
  • Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz is the Chief of Staff for the Israeli Army. Meanwhile, inquiries continue into the performance and capabilities of the Israel Defense Forces during the operation against Hezbollah.
  • Ali al-Sadig is the spokesperson for Sudanese Foreign Ministry. He accuses U.S. troops in Iraq of raiding Sudan's long-defunct embassy. The U.S. government denied that any raid occurred.
  • U.S. television network NBC has officially pulled out of the soap opera market. The network cancelled ''Passions'. It is aired nationally and internationally. Jeff Zucker, president of NBC Universal Television, says that NBC's other daytime drama, Days of our Lives,'' is unlikely to continue after its contract expires.
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January 17, 2007 Famous Birthdays

Other January 17th famous birthdays

  • Michelle Obama

    Barack Obama, a noted American lawyer and spouse to the Democratic Party nominee for President 2008, is a well-known American lawyer.

  • Jim Carrey

    Canadian-born comedian and actor.

  • Françoise Hardy

    French actress and chanson singer, most prominently in German films.

  • American light-heavyweight gold champion, and the only man to have won the heavyweight title of the world three times.

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How old am I?

If January 17, 2007 is your birthday you are 16 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on January 17.

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January 17, 2007 Famous Deaths

Who died on January 17, 2007?

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January 17, 2007 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius

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Chinese Zodiac

Pig chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Pig

Element: Fire

Pig personality

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January 17, 2007 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was January 17, 2007?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

January 17th marks the 16th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2007.

There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


January 17, 2007 Holidays and Observances

What is special on January 17, 2007?


  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Music charts

What was the number one song on January 17, 2007? Which were the top hits on January 17, 2007?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Irreplaceable
  2. - I Wanna Love You
  3. - Fergalicious
  4. - Smack That
  5. - Say It Rightyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - A Moment Like This
  2. - Grace Kelly
  3. - Patience
  4. - Proper Education
  5. - Starz In Their Eyes

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Irreplaceable
  2. - Promise
  3. - You
  4. - I Wanna Love You
  5. - We Fly High

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Bendita Tu Luz
  2. - Tu Recuerdo
  3. - Pam Pam
  4. - Ser O Parecer
  5. - Los Infieles

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Iron Man

Iron Man

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Country: United States of America

Funny Games

Funny Games

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2007

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Starring: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

Country: United States of America

Gardens of the Night

Gardens of the Night

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Damian Harris

Starring: Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins, Tom Arnold

Country: United States of America

The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Mark Waters

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Taxi 0-22

Taxi 0-22

Release year: 2007

Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat

Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat

Release year: 2007

Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Nick Moore

Strictly Confidential

Strictly Confidential

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Charles Saunders

My Bare Lady

My Bare Lady

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Arthur Knight

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Eragon by Christopher Paolini



The Inheritance Cycle, a New York Times bestseller about the dragon rider Eragon, is a must-read for Lord of the Rings fans. It has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and is a global fantasy sensation.

The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

The World Is Flat


The Phenomenal #1 Bestseller is Back in New Edition

Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood

Shadow Dance


Jordan Buchanan is delighted that her best friend and brother are getting married. The wedding is extravagant. Kate MacKenna and Dylan Buchanan are not your average couple.

Point Blank by Catherine Coulter

Point Blank


FBI Agents Lacey Sherlock & Dillon Savich are facing the most difficult case of their careers. They will be faced with an unstable villain-with very long memories.

The Audacity Of Hope by Barack Obama

The Audacity Of Hope


Barack Obama's appeal for a new type of politics is The Audacity of Hope. A politics that builds on the shared understandings that bring us together as Americans.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on January 17th, 2007 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

CellFactor: Revolution

CellFactor: Revolution

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

300: March to Glory

300: March to Glory

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Hack and slash

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations

The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations

Platform: Nintendo DS

Publisher: Buena Vista Games

Championship Manager 2008

Championship Manager 2008

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Busou Shinki

Busou Shinki

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: MMP

Publisher: Konami


January 17, 2007 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on January 17, 2007

Sport Games on January 17, 2007

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Paris SG - Toulouse : 0 - 0
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $72.50
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $97.56
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $31.26
  • General Electric GE: opens at $38.28
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $100.69

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 120.66 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1725 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2472 CHF
  • 1 USD = 7.775 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 156.11 JPY

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