January 17th Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

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January 17th Holidays

January 17th Horoscope Sign is Capricorn

Capricorn Constellation | Custom Name Ceramic OrnamentTime period: December 21 – January 20
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling planet: Saturn
Symbol: Sea-Goat
Sign ruler: Saturn, Uranus
Birthstone: Garnet
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 22
Personality Traits: Responsible, leaders, disciplined, independent,  loyal, stubborn, bossy, condescending.
Famous Capricorns: Tiger Woods, Stephen Hawking, Bradley Cooper, Jim Carrey, Elvis Presley,
Isaac Newton, Muhammed Ali, Mel Gibson, Katie Couric, Rand Paul, Nicholas Cage.

What do These Celebrities (& Mobster) all have in Common?

Al Capone in 1930Maury PovichBetty White 2010Steve Harvey September 2008Jim Carrey 2008Calvin Harris - Rock in Rio Madrid 2012 - 09Kid Rock at White HouseFlickr - Genevieve719 - Zooey Deschanel (9) (cropped)Michelle Obama official portrait headshotMuhammad Ali, Davos

January 17th Trivia

  • 1706 – Ben Franklin, Founding Father of the United States, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, and statesman, was born in Milk Street, Boston, MA.
  • 1773 –  Captain James Cook commands the first expedition to sail south of the Antarctic Circle. Captainjamescookportrait
  • 1899 – Al Capone, American gangster was born in Brooklyn, New York City, NY.
  • 1914 – The #1 movie was, “Traffic in Souls.”
  • 1917 – The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
  • 1922 – Betty White, American actress, beloved Golden Girls star, was born in Oak Park, IL.
  • 1924 –  The #1 movie was, “The Humming Bird.”
  • 1929 – Popeye, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appeared in the Thimble Theater comic strip.
  • 1931 – James Earl Jones, American actor was born in  Arkabutla, MS.
  • 1932 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was the #1 movie.
  • 1939 – Maury Povich, American talk show host and producer was born in Washington, D.C.,
  • 1942 – Muhammad Ali. American professional boxer was born in  Louisville, KY.
  • 1943 – The #1 movie was, HItler’s children.
  • 1946 – The UN Security Council holds its first session. 
  • 1949 – Andy Kaufman, American actor and comedian known for playing Latka on Taxi,  was born in NYC, NY.
  • 1955- The #1 movie was, “Vera Cruz.”
  • 1957 – Steve Harvey, American comedian was born in Welch, WV.
  • 1960 –  The #1 movie was Ben-Hur.
  • 1961 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the “military–industrial complex” as well as the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending.
  • 1962 – Jim Carrey, American-Canadian actor was born in Newmarket, Canada.
  • 1964 – Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States, lawyer, university administrator, and author was born in Chicago, IL
  • 1964 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “There! I’ve Said It Again,” by  Bobby Vinton.
  • 1970 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” by  B.J. Thomas.
  • 1971 – Kid Rock, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor and ex husband of Pamela Anderson, was born in Romeo, Michigan, U.S..
  • The #1 movie was The Exorcist.
  • 1977 – Capital punishment in the US resumes after a ten-year hiatus, as convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in Utah.
  • 1980 – Zooey Deschanel, American actress was born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1983 – The #1 song in adult contemporary charts was, “The Girl Is Mine, ‘ by Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney.
  • 1984 – Calvin Harris, Scottish singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer was born in Dumfries, Scotland.
  • 1986 – The #1 movie was, “Iron Eagle.”
  • 1992 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, Michael Jackson’s, “Black or White.”
  • 1998 – The #1 movie was Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
  • 2003 – The #1 country song on the Top Country Billboard was, “19 Somethin’,” by  Mark Wills.
  • 2007 – The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea’s nuclear testing.
  • 2009 – The #1 movie was, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.”
  • 2010 – Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, results in at least 200 deaths.
  • 2018 – President Trump’s government shutdown enters the 27th day and his ratings in the polls are getting lower and lower by the day.
  • 2018 – US Vice President Pence and his wife are criticized as it’s made public she teaches at a Christian school that bans gay kids. 
  • 2020 – People magazine headlines San Francisco Giants hires the first female coach, Alyssa Nakken in MLB History.

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