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Wednesday January 17, 2024: on this day

About January 17th, 2024, in brief:

  • Day of the week: January 17th, 2024 was a Wednesday
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn (in western zodiac), Dragon (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Michelle Obama, James Earl Jones
  • Moon Phase: First Quarter
  • Popular movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers directed by Peter Jackson

More about January 17th, 2024? See below for more news and curiosities on January 17th, 2024.


What day of the week was January 17, 2024?

January 17, 2024 was a Wednesday and it was the 17th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar.

January 17, 2024 can also be written as 1/17/2024 in the US and as 17/1/2024 in UK and Europe.

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January 17, 2024: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for January 17th is Capricorn.

Capricorn is the 10th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between December 22nd and January 19th belong to the Capricorn sign: discover Capricorn personality and 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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January 17, 2024: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for January 17, 2024 is Dragon and the associated element is Wood.

Discover the Dragon personality and how the Wood Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.

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January 17, 2024: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on January 17, 2024 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on January 17, 2024 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on January 17, 2024 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 50% full, rising at 10:57 am and setting at 12:32 am.

The previous full moon was on Dec 27, 2023 while the next full moon would come on Jan 25, 2024.

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Who was born on January 17, 2024?

Whose famous birthday is on January 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on January 17th:

  • Michelle Obama
    Michelle Obama

    Barack obama, a noted american lawyer and spouse to the democratic party nominee for president 2008, is a well-known american lawyer.

  • James Earl Jones
    James Earl Jones

    James earl jones is an american actor known for his deep voice and iconic roles in movies such as darth vader in star wars and mufasa in the...

  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey

    Versatile comedic actor known for his roles in movies like 'Ace Ventura' and 'The Truman Show.

  • Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Kitt

    Eartha kitt was a renowned pop singer and actress known for her sultry voice and captivating performances, gaining fame for her hit songs...

  • Françoise Hardy
    Françoise Hardy

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

  • Shabba Ranks
    Shabba Ranks

    Shabba ranks is a jamaican singer known for popularizing dancehall music in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  • Zooey Deschanel
    Zooey Deschanel

    American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress.

  • Betty White
    Betty White

    American actress.

  • Sylvie Testud
    Sylvie Testud

    French actress, writer, director, and amateur painter.

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How old is someone born on January 17, 2024?

Someone born on January 17, 2024 is:

0 years 4 months old,

or 4 months and 7 days old,

or 18 weeks and 2 days old,

or 128 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on January 17, 2024?

There are 238 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Friday January 17th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on January 17, 2024?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on January 17, 2024.


January 17, 2024: What famous people died on that day?

What famous deaths happened on January 17th?

Famous deaths on January 17th:

  • Virginia Mayo
    Virginia Mayo

    An American film actress who was a major box office draw in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Richard Crenna
    Richard Crenna

    American actor.

  • Evelyn Nesbit
    Evelyn Nesbit

    Evelyn Nesbit was a popular American model and actress in the early 20th century.

  • Barbara Britton
    Barbara Britton

    Actress (pamela north-mrs north), dies at the age of 59.

  • Derek Fowlds
    Derek Fowlds

    British actor (b.1937).

  • Suchitra Sen
    Suchitra Sen

    Actress from bangladeshi-indian (d. 2014.

  • Faten Hamama
    Faten Hamama

    Egyptian actress and producer (b. 1931).

  • Wana Lumumba

    Wana Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Barbara Jordan

    Barbara Jordan was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who served as a member of the U.S.

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January 17, 2024: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on January 17, 2024:

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

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January 17, 2024: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on January 17, 2024 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

La Chimera

La Chimera

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Alice Rohrwacher

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Josh O'Connor, Vincenzo Nemolato, Carol Duarte

Country: Italy



Release year: 2023

Mi otro Jon

Mi otro Jon

Release year: 2023


Who was the US President on January 17, 2024?

On January 17, 2024 the US President was Joe Biden (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 17, 2024?

On January 17, 2024 the UK Prime Minister was Rishi Sunak (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 17, 2024?

On January 17, 2024 the Pope was Francis.


What is special about January 17th?

January 17th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 17th day of the month of January. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on January 17th, such as:

  • 2019 - 2019 bogota car bombing. a suicide car bomb attack on the general santander national police academy, bogota, colombia kills at most 20 people and injures over 50 more.
  • 2018 - Unknown gunmen kidnap two americans and two canadians in kaduna state (nigeria). after engaging in a fight with the abductors, two police officers are shot and killed.
  • 2017 - Boko haram insurgency. a nigerian air force plane mistakenly bombs a refugee settlement in borno state near the border to cameroon. at least 90 people were killed and more than 100 were injured. according to reports, the pilot believed that he was attacking boko haram militants.

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What happened in 2024?

2024 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Two aircraft collide on a runway at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, killing 5 and injuring 15.
  • At least 91 people are killed in bombings in Kerman, Iran, during a ceremony commemorating the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani 4 years ago.
  • A 7.5 M earthquake strikes the western coast of Japan, killing at least 24 people and injuring 80+ others.

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What was the calendar for January 2024?

January 2024 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with January being the 1st month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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