On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2006

Historical Events

  • 14th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Arsenal 2-1 at Saint-Denis
  • The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico to be an artificial reef

Famous Deaths

  • Captain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (b. 1980)
  • Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • Eric Forth, British Member of Parliament (b. 1944)
  • Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), dies at 61
2006 Highlights

About May 17, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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