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

Jorge Rafael VidelaJorge Rafael Videla (1925-2013)

Argentine military officer and dictator (1976-81), dies from complications from a fall at 87

  • 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? 10 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
  • UK #1 Song: Get Lucky - Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams