On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1984

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • Mai Shanley, 21, of New Mexico 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.

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian BolaƱos, Costa Rican footballer
  • Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player
  • Lena Waithe, American screenwriter, actress and producer (Master of None), born in Chicago, Illinois
1984 Highlights

About May 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus