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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
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Years: 2014 2015 201620172018 2019 2020

2017 (MMXVII) is a common year starting on Sunday in the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. It is the 2017th year in the Anno Domini and Common Era designations, and the 17th year in the 3rd millennium and the 21st century.

Events

January

Predicted and scheduled events

Unknown dates

  • Sealed government documents surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination to be released.
  • The government of China has announced it will start sending probes to the Moon in 2017, resulting in a manned Chinese landing on the moon in a few years.
  • The IOC Decides the host city for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games
  • In Copenhagen (Denmark), the City Circle Line extension of the metro will open.
  • South Korea states that it will attempt a space mission by this year.
  • Construction of London's Crossrail project is expected to be completed, with the first passenger trains running this year.
  • In France the case-documents regarding the execution of assumed World War I double spy Mata Hari will be revealed.
  • In Lisbon, the new Alcochete Airport starts operations.
  • Phase II of the USMC VXX Presidential helicopter program, the AgustaWestland/Bell Helicopter VH-71B Kestrel, is scheduled to enter Initial operating capability.
  • Gazprom hopes that its market capitalization will reach one trillion dollars.
  • The European Extremely Large Telescope is scheduled to be completed.
  • O. J. Simpson may be eligible for parole from the Nevada correctional system.
  • Davao City, Philippines will start its construction on Davao-Samal Bridge.

In fiction

Literature

Movies

  • Cherry 2000 (1987)
  • The Running Man: The beginning events occur in 2017.
  • Barb Wire (1996)
  • Click (2006)
  • Surrogates (2009)

Television

  • Code-E (2007)
  • Code Geass The events of the first season take place in 2017.
  • SB-129 The events of a 1999 Spongebob SquarePants episode take place on march 6th of this year.

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