What Happened on May 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Famous Birthdays

  • BeƱat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist
  • Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer
  • Leon Osman, English footballer
  • R. J. Helton, American Idol finalist
  • Shiri Maimon, Israeli singer

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80
  • Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, 1st US woman free balloon pilot, dies