On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2013

Historical Events

  • 90 people are killed and 200 are injured after a series of bombings across Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter ("Undercover Angel"; over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), dies at 93

Person of interestJorge Rafael Videla

Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, dies from complications from a fall at 87

Dictator and President of Argentina Jorge Rafael Videla
Dictator and President of Argentina
Jorge Rafael Videla
  • Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), dies from multiple infections at 82
2013 Highlights

About May 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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