May 17th: What is special about this date?

May 17th marks the 137th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 138th in case of leap years). There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 17th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 17th and what happened on May 17th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 17th.


May 17th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 17th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Adel Imam
    Adel Imam (1940)

    Adel imam is an egyptian actor known for his comedic roles in film and television.

  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper (1936)

    American actor and director, who at 19 was the first to land a part in "rebel without a cause".

  • Sugar Ray Leonard
    Sugar Ray Leonard (1956)

    Sugar ray leonard is a retired professional boxer and former undisputed welterweight champion.

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough (1985)

    Derek hough is an american dancer and choreographer, best known for his work on the reality dance competition show 'dancing with the stars'.

  • Ross Butler
    Ross Butler (1989)

    Ross butler is a tv actor known for his roles in popular series such as 13 reasons why and riverdale.

  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget (1956)

    Bob saget is an american actor and comedian best known for his role as danny tanner on the sitcom full house and as the original host of...

  • Nikki Reed
    Nikki Reed (1988)

    Nikki Reed is an American actress, model, and screenwriter, best known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the Twilight Saga film series.

  • Leven Rambin
    Leven Rambin (1990)

    Leven Rambin is an American actress known for her roles in The Hunger Games and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

  • Craig Ferguson
    Craig Ferguson (1962)

    Scots-american comedian, late-night tv host, writer, and director.

  • Sasha Alexander
    Sasha Alexander (1973)

    Sasha alexander is an american television actress known for her roles in ncis and rizzoli & isles.

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May 17th: who died on this date?

On May 17th the following celebrities died:

  • Frank Gorshin
    Frank Gorshin (2005)

    American actor.

  • Edward Hardwicke
    Edward Hardwicke (2011)

    English actor (born 1932).

  • Hugh Burden
    Hugh Burden (1985)

    Actor (night of the laughing dead), passes away at 72.

  • Robert Webber
    Robert Webber (1989)

    Actor (nuts assassin, 10, 10), dies at 74.

  • Bruce Fairbairn
    Bruce Fairbairn (1999)

    Canadian record producer and musician (born 1949).

  • Zahki Khan (2021)

    Successful business magnate known for revolutionizing the tech industry.

  • Lyndle Smith (2008)

    Pioneering scientist in the field of genetics, known for groundbreaking research.

  • Kyston Williams (2015)

    Famous for his groundbreaking plays that explore social issues.

  • Geovannie Ramirez (2010)

    Renowned painter known for his vibrant and expressive artworks.

  • Warda Al-Jazairia (2012)

    Warda Al-Jazairia was an Algerian singer who was known as the 'Flower of Algeria' and was one of the most famous Arab singers of the 20th...

  • See all famous people who died on May 17th


May 17th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 17th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 17th: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 17th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 17th in history:

  • May 17, 1903: Cleveland Indians beat the New York Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio
  • May 17, 1926: German Government of Wilhelm Marx takes power.
  • May 17, 1938: Radio quiz show Information Please! debuts on NBC Blue Network.
  • May 17, 1939: The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
  • May 17, 1954: Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 separate but equal Plessy Vs Ferguson decision
  • May 17, 1971: Washington State bans sex discrimination.
  • May 17, 1974: Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet
  • May 17, 1979: Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation
  • May 17, 1980: Kumar Anandan balanced on one foot for 33 hours
  • May 17, 2003: Pen Hadow is the first person to solo walk from Canada to North Pole without any help.
  • May 17, 2005: Kuwaiti women have the right to vote
  • May 17, 2019: Canada-United States Relations, Mexico-United States Relations: The United States lifted tariffs on steel from Canada and Mexico.

What day of the year is May 17th?

May 17th marks the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 138th in case of leap years).

There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 17th is the 17th day of the month of May.