On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Berg, American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...), dies at 81
  • James Chichester-Clark, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1969-71), dies at 79
  • Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (b. 1927)
  • Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), dies of complications following a cerebral hemorrhage at 62 (b. 1940)