On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2007

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Demolition work begins at Dublin's famous Lansdowne Road Stadium to be replaced by the new Aviva Stadium, opened in 2010
  • Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

Famous Deaths

  • Lloyd Alexander, author (b. 1924)