On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2001

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President George W. Bush calls for reduced regulations to encourage more oil, gas, and nuclear production

Famous Weddings

  • Fourth line of succession to the Dutch throne Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (31) weds Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (35) in The Hague, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
  • Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (YĆ«zuru), dies at 77
2001 Highlights

About May 17, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus