Happy birthday, Betty White Born January 17, 1922 Betty played, in my opinion, the second most memorable part of the movie Lake Placid, following only the giant crocodile antagonist. Her foul mouthed persona clashed beautifully against her sweet-little-old-lady exterior.
Famous Last Words Bernard "Knifey" Sawicki Illinois January 17, 1942 "I got it coming!" 19-year-old Knifey Sawicki was executed for the murder of a police officer during a failed carjacking, though he killed 3 others as well, 2 of whom were also teenagers. Clipping: Chicago Daily Tribune, Jan. 17, 1942
January 17, 2008 Florida Denise Amber Lee is kidnapped, raped, and murdered by Michael King Lee (21) was home with her 2 young children when King abducted around 2:00 PM. She was driven around while bound, with several people witnessing the journey; a total of 5 calls to 9-1-1 regarding Lee's abduction were made including… Continue reading Woman kidnapped, raped, killed while some of the ordeal was recorded by 911
January 17, 2017 Kansas City, Missouri Randy Potter commits suicide in the parking lot of the Kansas City International Airport and, despite assurance from airport police his vehicle would be searched for, is not discovered for 8 months Potter's actions leading up to his disappearance did not seem out of the ordinary, but according to… Continue reading Man kills self in airport parking lot, found 8 months later
Famous Last Words Gary Gilmore Draper, Utah January 17, 1977 "Let's do it!" Gilmore was executed for the robbery and murder of a gas station attendant and motel manager. When sentenced to death, he chose firing squad over hanging as he believed hanging could be botched causing the executed to be slowly strangled instead of… Continue reading FLW: let’s do it