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 proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversy on the role of the Royal Family and 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