January 17 is the 17th day of the year. There are 348 days until the end of the year (349 in leap years).
Behind the scenes
- 1955 — Mami Koyama, who provided the voices of Minnie May Barry and Ruby Gillis in the 1979 TV series Anne of Green Gabes, was born in Nishio, Aichi, Japan.
- 1960 — Tracey Moore, who provided the voices of Dryad, Helen and Wildflower in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001), was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
- 1961 — Linda Kash, who portrayed Mrs. Barry in the 2016 film L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- 1983 — Melody Johnson, who played Young Girl in Road to Avonlea (1990–1996), was born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
- 1993 — "Tug of War", the first episode of Season 4 of Road to Avonlea, was broadcast on CBC.
- 1993 — "The Lady and the Blade", the second episode of Season 4 of Road to Avonlea, was broadcast on CBC.
- 2014 — Seizō Katō, who provided the voice of Mr. Russell in Anne of Green Gables (1979), died in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan.
- 2015 — Don Harron, the creator of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.