On This Day: January 17th
This is 17th day of the year and 349 days remain in the year.
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.
Gary Gilmore became the first person executed in the U.S. since the death penalty was reintroduced.
President Clinton became the first sitting U.S. president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit.
January 17 BirthdaysBenjamin Franklin1706–1790, American Statesman.
Jim Carreyactor, comedian
Dwyane Wadebasketball player
Kid Rockrock musician
James Earl Jonesactor
Robert Maynard Hutchinseducator
David Lloyd Georgestatesman