On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v Worcs
  • Venezuelan Alicia Machado, aged 18, crowned 45th Miss Universe

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61
  • Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (b. 1966)
  • Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies
  • Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver, dies at 37
  • Willi Daume, German olympic organiser, dies at 82
  • Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), dies at 75