On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Chicken Song" by Spitting Image hits #1 on the UK pop chart
  • 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Tahj Mowry, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer dies of HIV related illness at 33
1986 Highlights

About May 17, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus