What Happened on May 17, 2015

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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24th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • 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

Famous Deaths

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