What Happened on May 17, 2001

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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 [C.V. Terry], American novelist and physician (Sangaree), dies at 93
  • Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (YĆ«zuru), dies at 77
2001 Highlights

About May 17, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: All For You - Janet
  • UK #1 Song: It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell