What Happened on May 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • Mai Shanley, 21, (NM), crowned 33rd Miss USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian BolaƱos, Costa Rican footballer
  • Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player