2017 (MMXVII, in Roman numerals) was a common year of the 21st century that began on a Sunday, according to the Gregorian calendar. Its Sunday letter was A. Shrove Tuesday was on February 28 and Easter Sunday on April 16. According to the Chinese horoscope, it was the year of the Rooster, starting on January 28.
The Portuguese António Guterres (pictured) becomes the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.
In Manaus, 56 prisoners were killed in riots concentrated in the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex.
In Brazil, mayors elected through last year's elections take office.
There is a terrorist attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, causing 39 deaths and 69 injuries. that "weed" is "herb" in Portuguese.January 3
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hits Maranhão and Piauí.
In Boa Vista, 31 prisoners were killed in an action attributed to the PCC at the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penitentiary.
Mário Soares, Portuguese politician and former President of the Portuguese Republic, dies at the age of 92.January 8
The movie La La Land wins seven Golden Globes.January 14
During a riot at the Alcaçuz State Penitentiary, 26 inmates are murdered by inmates from rival factions.
Plane crash in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, with 4 people on board, with the minister of the STF and rapporteur for Lava Jato, Teori Zavascki, being one of the fatal victims.
Barack Obama's second term as president of the United States comes to an end and Donald Trump is sworn in.
Former first lady Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva dies at the age of 66, victim of a stroke, at Hospital Sírio-Libanês. a military man in an attempted terrorist attack.Espírito Santo goes through the biggest security crisis in the state.February 8
TRE-RJ determines the cancellation of the mandates of the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão and of the vice-president Francisco Dornelles.February 11
Penumbral lunar eclipse.February 17
Gianuário Carta, Italian politician and minister of Christian Democracy, dies at 86.February 26
The 89th Oscar ceremony takes place. Moonlight wins the award for best film, after, in a historical gaffe, the film La La Land was wrongly announced as the winner of the award.
A solar eclipse is seen over parts of South America and Africa.February 28
The samba school Acadêmicos do Tatuapé is the champion for the first time of the parade of the samba schools of São Paulo.
Accidents with floats during the school parades: Paraíso do Tuiuti, União da Ilha do Governador, Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel and Unidos da Tijuca left approximately 30 people injured among members and spectators.
GRES Portela wins its 22nd title at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival after 33 years.March 3
Nintendo launches the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches for Wii U and Nintendo Switch, being the last major game from the Japanese company Nintendo for the Wii U console.
Bicentennial of the Pernambuco Revolution. March 10
The Constitutional Court of South Korea upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.March 16
Letter bomb blast at IMF Paris office injures 1.
School shooting leaves injured in Grasse, southern France.
2017 Westminster bombing - Shooting outside the Palace of Westminster, where the UK Parliament is located in London, leaves 4 dead and 20 injured.
Shooting outside a metro station in Lille, France, leaves three injured.