What Happened on May 17, 2015

Historical Events

Album Release

"Blurryface," 4th studio album by Twenty One Pilots is released (1st album ever to have every track gold-certified)

Billboard Music Awards

22nd Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards

  • A mudslide hits the alpine town of Salgar in Western Colombia killing over 50 people
  • Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
  • Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime.
  • Melbourne Victory FC defeats Sydney FC to win the Australian A-League
  • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Jeff Maggert wins first of 2 consecutive Champions Tour majors with par on 1st playoff hole against Kevin Sutherland

Famous Deaths

  • Chinx [Lionel Pickens], American rapper (Coke Boys), dies in a drive-by shooting at 31
2015 Highlights

About May 17, 2015

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
  • UK #1 Song: Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - Omi