What Happened on May 17, 2020

Historical Events

Historic Event

Former US President Barack Obama criticizes the US government's handling of the pandemic during an online address to graduates, saying officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge"

Historic Event

Israel swears in a new government led by both Benny Gantz, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 510 days

Sports History

Michael Jordan's autographed Air Nike 1s trainers from 1985 sell for a record $560,000 in an online auction


Famous Deaths

  • (Judge) "Lucky" Peterson, American contemporary blues, soul, and R&B musician ("The Son of A Bluesman"), dies from ahead injury after a fall at 55
  • Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler (WWE), bodyguard, and actor, drowns at 39
2020 Highlights

About May 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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