On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 133rd Preakness: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 1:54.80
  • English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (82,752): Portsmouth beats Cardiff City, 1-0; Nwankwo Kanu scores 37' winner

Famous Weddings

  • Eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Phillips (30) weds management consultant Autumn Kelly (30) at St. George‚Äôs chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (23) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (28) in Encino, California