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Sunday January 17, 2021

January 17: Day of the Week

January 17, 2021 was the 17th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 38 BC
    Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.
  • 1913
    Raymond Poincaré is elected President of France.
  • 1929
    Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
  • 1945
    Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary; he is never publicly seen again.
  • 1949
    The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
  • 1992
    During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 1995
    The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
  • 1996
    The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • 1997
    A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
  • 2002
    Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1600
    Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright (d. 1681)
  • 1899
    Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of University of Chicago (d. 1977)
  • 1905
    Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • 1907
    Henk Badings, Dutch composer (d. 1987)
  • 1921
    Antonio Prohías, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • 1956
    Paul Young, English musician
  • 1960
    Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
  • 1991
    Trevor Bauer, American baseball player
  • 1997
    Jack Vidgen, Australian singer who won the Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.

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