On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1971

Historical Events

  • Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" premieres off-Broadway
  • Washington State bans sex discrimination

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lindsay, Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • Gina Raimondo, American politician, 1st woman Governor of Rhode Island (2015-), born in Smithfield, Rhode Island
  • Mark Williams, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, Queen of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Shaun Hart, Australian footballer
1971 Highlights

About May 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: Knock Three Times - Dawn