On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, dies from complications from a fall at 87
  • Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), dies from multiple infections at 82