On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Brooks Koepka fires a 65 (-5) to set new record for lowest 36-hole score in a golf major at the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park; 7 stroke lead is a 36-hole tournament record
  • Taiwan's parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, the first Asian country
  • Tyler, the Creator releases his fifth studio album "Igor" which becomes his first number-one album in the United States

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Wouk, American novelist (The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War), dies at 103