On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

Famous Birthdays

  • Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norwegian cyclist (Norwegian National Road Race Champions 2012), born in Rudsbygd, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist and economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88
1987 Highlights

About May 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus