2017 (MMXVII) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.
|Ab urbe condita||2770|
|British Regnal year||65 Eliz. 2 – 66 Eliz. 2|
|Chinese calendar||丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4713 or 4653
— to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4714 or 4654
|- Vikram Samvat||2073–2074|
|- Shaka Samvat||1938–1939|
|- Kali Yuga||5117–5118|
|Japanese calendar||Heisei 29
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 106
|Thai solar calendar||2560|
|Unix time||1483228800 – 1514764799|
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2017 has been designated as:
- International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
- January 19 – ECOWAS forces, including troops from Senegal, Ghana, and Nigeria, intervene in the Gambia's political crisis to force longtime President Yahya Jammeh to step down after losing the December 2016 elections to Adama Barrow.
- January 21 – Millions of people worldwide join the Women's March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump. 408 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in other countries; becoming the largest single-day protest in American history and the largest worldwide protest in recent history.
Predicted and scheduled events
- June 10 – The 2017 World Expo will open in Astana, Kazakhstan.
- September 15 – The spacecraft Cassini-Huygens, after having studied Saturn for 13 years, will be disposed of by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere.
- December – The ESA's CHEOPS exoplanet-hunting satellite will be launched, the first in the agency's long-term Cosmic Vision programme.
- The European Extreme Light Infrastructure project intends to complete its nuclear physics research hub, housing the world's most powerful laser in Romania in 2017.
- The United States plans to deploy additional missile interceptors on its Pacific coast by 2017 to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles.
- International scientists intend to complete the world's first fully synthetic yeast, intended for use in the production of medicines and biofuels, by 2017.
- January 1
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- January 3 – Igor Volk, Ukrainian-born Russian cosmonaut (b. 1937)
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- January 11 – François Van der Elst, Belgian footballer (b. 1954)
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- January 14 – Zhou Youguang, Chinese linguist (b. 1906)
- January 15 – Jimmy Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler (b. 1943)
- January 16 – Eugene Cernan, American astronaut (b. 1934)
- January 18 – Peter Abrahams, South African-born Jamaican writer (b. 1919)
- January 19 – Miguel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1955)
- January 20 – Carlos Alberto Silva, Brazilian football manager (b. 1939)
- January 22 – Jaki Liebezeit, German drummer (b. 1938)
- January 23 – Bimba Bosé, Spanish model, designer, singer and actress (b. 1975)
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- The Associated Press (2017-01-20). "Gambia's Defeated Leader Agrees to Cede Power: Official". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
- Easley, Jason (2017-01-21). "Women's March Is The Biggest Protest In US History As An Estimated 2.9 Million March". Politicus USA. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
- "Future energy – solutions for tackling mankind's greatest challenge". BIE.
- "Cassini Solstice Mission: Cassini Mission Timeline". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
- "ESA's CHEOPS satellite to hunt transits of suspected exoplanets". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
- "Romania, EU launch works on world's most powerful laser". Straits Times. June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
- "US to strengthen missile defence in response to North Korea 'provocations'". The Guardian. March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
- "Scientists building synthetic yeast". BBC. July 11, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013.