What Happened on May 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88