What Happened on May 17, 2004

Historical Events

  • Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Edgardo Martín, Cuban classical pianist, composer, and educator, dies at 88
  • Ezzedine Salim, leader of Iraqi Governing Council (b. 1943)
  • Jørgen Nash, Danish artist (b. 1920)
2004 Highlights

About May 17, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Burn - Usher
  • UK #1 Song: F.U.R.B (F U Right Back) - Frankee