On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st US prosecution under federal Hate Crimes Act of violence against transgender person, murder of Mercedes Williamson
  • State of Emergency declared in Sanaa, Yemen after outbreak of cholera kills 115
  • UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

Famous Deaths

  • Ian Brady [Ian Duncan Stewart], British serial killer (Moors Murders), dies in prison at 79