On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1992

Historical Events

  • Expos Gary Carter is 3rd to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone & Fisk)

LPGA Championship

LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble

Famous Deaths

  • George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
  • Lawrence Welk, American accordionist and orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Leonardo del Ferro [Keyser], American operatic tenor, dies at 71
  • Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
1992 Highlights

About May 17, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus