Today: January 17th, 2022.

Today's date falls on a Monday. It is day 17 of 2022. The decade is the 2020s.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.


Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • Week Number: We are currently in Week 03 of 2022.
  • Leap Year: 2022 is NOT a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1642377600.

On this day: 17th of January.

Events that have occurred on the 17th of January.

  • January 17th, 1950: The "Great Brink's Robbery" takes place when armed robbers steal $2.7 million from the Brink's Building in Boston.
  • January 17th, 1951: Hal Walker's musical comedy film "At War with the Army" is released.
  • January 17th, 1970: Irish politics: Sinn Féin is formed (current form).
  • January 17th, 1971: Super Bowl V: The Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 17th, 1972: Seven Provisional IRA members escape from the prison ship HMS Maidstone in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • January 17th, 1988: The first episode of Australian soap opera Home and Away is aired.
  • January 17th, 1992: The film Juice (1992), starring Tupac Shakur, is released in movie theaters.
  • January 17th, 1994: 57 people are killed by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles.
  • January 17th, 1995: The "Great Hanshin earthquake" kills 6,434 people in Japan.
  • January 17th, 1997: The NBA suspends Dennis Rodman for at least 11 games for kicking cameraman Eugene Amos.
  • January 17th, 1998: The Lewinsky scandal is first mentioned by The Drudge Report.
  • January 17th, 2007: Pop star Britney Spears shaves off all of her during a public meltdown.
  • January 17th, 2007: There is public outrage when contestants on the UK television show "Celebrity Big Brother" are accused of being racist towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
  • January 17th, 2013: Retired cyclist Lance Armstrong admits to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
  • January 17th, 2014: It is reported that actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard are engaged.
  • January 17th, 2015: It is reported that Nick Cannon has filed for divorce from Mariah Carey.
  • January 17th, 2015: American fitness model Greg Plitt is killed by a train while filming a video.
  • January 17th, 2017: The sentence of Chelsea Manning is commuted by President Barack Obama.
  • January 17th, 2017: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is suspended after nearly three years.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 17th, 2022.

  • December 18th, 2021: The Netherlands goes into a strict lockdown in an attempt to contain the Omicron variant.
  • December 18th, 2021: Boxing: Jake Paul knocks out Tyron Woodley in the sixth round.
  • December 18th, 2021: Britain's Brexit minister David Frost resigns over concerns about the government's coronavirus measures and tax rises.
  • December 18th, 2021: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 18th, 2021: London Mayor Sadiq Khan declares a "major incident" due to the rapid spread of Omicron.
  • December 19th, 2021: More than 375 people are reported dead after a typhoon hits the Philippines.
  • December 19th, 2021: Left-wing candidate Gabriel Boric is elected as the new President of Chile.
  • December 22nd, 2021: The film "The Matrix Resurrections" is released in movie theaters.
  • December 26th, 2021: South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at the age of 90.
  • December 28th, 2021: NFL coach and sportscaster John Madden passes away at the age of 85.
  • December 29th, 2021: Ghislaine Maxwell is found guilty of sex trafficking crimes.
  • December 29th, 2021: The World Health Organization warns that a "tsunami" of Omicron cases may overwhelm health systems across the world.
  • December 29th, 2021: The United States, France and Denmark report new daily records of Covid cases.
  • December 31st, 2021: Actress Betty White passes away at the age of 99.
  • December 31st, 2021: Britain's official statistics body estimates that 1 in 15 people in London have Covid-19.
  • January 2nd, 2022: The personal Twitter account of US congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is permanently suspended.
  • January 2nd, 2022: Protests begin in Kazakhstan over fuel prices, corruption and economic inequality.
  • January 6th, 2022: Australia announces that it has cancelled the entry visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic.
  • January 6th, 2022: Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier passes away at the age of 94.
  • January 9th, 2022: Actor Bob Saget is found dead in a hotel room at the age of 65.
  • January 10th, 2022: Convicted murderer and property heir Robert Durst dies at the age of 78.
  • January 10th, 2022: An Australia judge overturns the visa cancellation of tennis star Novak Djokovic due to a technicality.
  • January 12th, 2022: The random murder of 23-year-old schoolteacher Ashling Murphy shocks Ireland.
  • January 13th, 2022: Australia cancels the visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic for the second time.
  • January 14th, 2022: A massive volcanic eruption occurs near Tonga.
  • January 15th, 2022: A gunman takes four people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.
  • January 16th, 2022: Tennis star Novak Djokovic is deported from Australia after losing a judicial review against the cancellation of his visa.
  • This date: January 17th, 2022

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Zodiac info

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Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 2022, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 is the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 2022 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 17th.

Al Capone

Gangster. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1899
He was born exactly 123 years ago today.

Betty White

Actress. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1922
She was born exactly 100 years ago today.

Muhammad Ali

Boxer. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1942
He would have turned 80 years old today.

Jim Carrey

Born on January 17th, 1962
He is 60 years old today.

Michelle Obama

First Lady.
Born on January 17th, 1964
She is 58 years old today.

Zooey Deschanel

Born on January 17th, 1980
She is 42 years old today.

Calvin Harris

Born on January 17th, 1984
He is 38 years old today.

Marnie Simpson

English TV personality.
Born on January 17th, 1992
She is 30 years old today.

Jake Paul

Born on January 17th, 1997
He is 25 years old today.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • If your baby is due on January 17th, 2022, then the date of conception was probably around April 26th, 2021.
  • A baby that is conceived on January 17th, 2022, will be due around October 10th, 2022.

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