On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2002

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Berg, American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...), dies at 81

Person of interestJames Chichester-Clark

James Chichester-Clark, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1969-71), dies at 79

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland James Chichester-Clark
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
James Chichester-Clark
  • Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (b. 1927)
  • Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), dies of complications following a cerebral hemorrhage at 62 (b. 1940)
2002 Highlights

About May 17, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 19 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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