On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • Lee Lacy hits record 3rd consecutive pinch-hit home run

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Pena, Dominican baseball player
  • John Foster, American baseball player
  • Paddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper

Famous Deaths

  • John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies
  • Selwyn Lloyd, British statesman involved in Suez crisis, dies at 73
1978 Highlights

About May 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus