The #1 R&B song on January 17, 1956

The Great Pretender

The Platters

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Notable January 17 birthdays in the 1950s

Ronnie Ray Jenkins

Novelist
Born January 17, 1957

Steve Earle

Rock Singer
Born January 17, 1955

Lounis Ait Menguellet

World Music Singer
Born January 17, 1950

Tom Thibodeau

Basketball Coach
Born January 17, 1958

Leo Cruz

Boxer
Born January 17, 1953

Ellen von Unwerth

Photographer
Born January 17, 1954

Howie Carr Jr.

Radio Host
Born January 17, 1952