January 17th is the seventeenth day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, Matt Drudge broke the story of the Clinton-Lewinskey scandal, 11 thieves committed the Great Brinks Robbery in Boston, and the United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million. Famous birthdays include Michelle Obama, Muhammad Ali, and Al Capone. January 17th also marks National Hot Buttered Rum Day.
We have 10 holidays listed for January 17.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Take time to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the globe.
Michelle Obama’s Birthday
As first lady, Michelle Obama won our hearts with inspiring speeches and acts of kindness.
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Enjoyed best in the fall and winter, Hot Buttered Rum is “comfort food in a mug.”
Benjamin Franklin Day
Benjamin Franklin is more than just the face on your money — here’s why we pay homage.
Time to schedule a meeting with someone who finds this cold, gray winter’s day an obstacle.
Ditch New Year's Resolution Day
Grab some ice cream, skip that workout, and spend more time on your phone!
Elementary School Teacher Day
Elementary school teachers leave a lasting impression on us with their warmth and kindness.
Idaho Human Rights Day
Prepare for a parade honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr., our favorite civil-rights activist.