On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 2021

Historical Events

  • Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph)
  • Long working hours killed 745,000 people a year, in 2016, in the first study of its kind by the World Health Organization [1]

Famous Deaths

  • H├ęctor Silva, Argentine rugby union number 8 (24 caps; Los Tilos) and coach (Argentina 1985-87), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • Joe Mercer, English thoroughbred race horse jockey (British flat racing Champion Jockey 1979), dies at 86
2021 Highlights

About May 17, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • UK #1 Song: Body - Tion Wayne & Russ Millions