On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardLPGA 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

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Famous Deaths

  • George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
  • Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Leonardo del Ferro, [Keyser], US epic tenor, dies
  • Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34