What happened this day in history January 17, 1977

What are the important events that happened on January 17, 1977? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 17, 1977: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 17, 1977 is the 17th day of the year 1977 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 348 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 4, 1977 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 61,752 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptadecagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,339.60. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 17, 1977 Historical Events

  • 1977
    Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States.

Who were born on January 17, 1977?

  • 1977
    Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor

Who died on January 17, 1977?

  • 1977
    Dougal Haston, Scottish mountaineer (b. 1940)
  • 1977
    Gary Gilmore, American murderer (b. 1940)

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