On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

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