May 17

May 17 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Trent Reznor (1965), Enya (1961) and Craig Ferguson (1962). Several movies were released around May 17 over the years, such as Alien in 1979 directed by Ridley Scott and Once Upon a Time in America in 1984 directed by Sergio Leone.
But much more happened on May 17 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 17 over the years?


Release year: 1979

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1984

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

The Thin Man

Release year: 1934

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 17?


  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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  • 2019 Canada–United States relations, Mexico–United States relations: The United States lifts tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico. (NPR)
  • 2018 International military intervention against ISIL: Denmark announces the partial withdrawal of its special forces from Iraq following the collapse of ISIL in the country. (Channel News Asia)
  • 2017 Bundu dia Kongo followers free their leader and 50 other inmates with an attack on the Makala jail of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Al Jazeera) (Pulse Nigeria)
  • 2016 Iraqi civil war (2014–present): 17 May 2016 Baghdad bombings: At least 69 people are killed and 230 injured in a series of bomb attacks targeting Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claims responsibility for some of the attacks. (NY Times) (Reuters) (Press TV)
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Which were the most popular books released around May 17 over the years?


Year: 1996

By: Danielle Steel

In her 37th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells the compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome a shattering betrayal, and the cruelest kind of malice.At

To Kill a Mockingbird

Year: 1961

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

The Long Road Home

Year: 1998

By: Danielle Steel

Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.From

The Right Words At The Right Time

Year: 2002

By: Marlo Thomas

For those of us in need of hope, a hero, or a healthy dose of inspiration, here is a heartwarming collection of personal revelations from some of today's greatest luminaries whose

The Audacity Of Hope

Year: 2007

By: Barack Obama

The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans.

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