On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2020

Historical Events


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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"

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • 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? 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus