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17th of May 1521 EVENT Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason.
17th of May 1536 EVENT George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford and four other men are executed for treason.
17th of May 1590 EVENT Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
17th of May 1642 EVENT Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (1612 : 1676) founds the Ville Marie de Montreal.
17th of May 1673 EVENT Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
17th of May 1775 EVENT American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.
17th of May 1792 EVENT The New York Stock Exchange is formed.
17th of May 1805 EVENT Muhammad Ali becomes Wali of Egypt.
17th of May 1809 EVENT Napoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.
17th of May 1814 EVENT Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
17th of May 1814 EVENT The Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
17th of May 1849 EVENT A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
17th of May 1863 EVENT Rosalia de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language.
17th of May 1865 EVENT The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established in Paris.
17th of May 1869 EVENT Imperial Japanese forces defeat the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Battle of Hakodate to end the Boshin War.
17th of May 1875 EVENT Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
17th of May 1900 EVENT Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.
17th of May 1902 EVENT Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
17th of May 1914 EVENT The Protocol of Corfu is signed recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
17th of May 1915 EVENT The last British Liberal Party government (led by Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.
17th of May 1919 EVENT The British War Department orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.
17th of May 1933 EVENT Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling -- the national-socialist party of Norway.
17th of May 1939 EVENT The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
17th of May 1940 EVENT World War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
17th of May 1940 EVENT World War II: the old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.
17th of May 1943 EVENT World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams.
17th of May 1943 EVENT The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.
17th of May 1954 EVENT The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
17th of May 1967 EVENT Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
17th of May 1969 EVENT Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
17th of May 1970 EVENT Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
17th of May 1973 EVENT Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.
17th of May 1974 EVENT Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
17th of May 1974 EVENT Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Thirty-three civilians are killed when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) explodes car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.
17th of May 1980 EVENT On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.
17th of May 1980 EVENT General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
17th of May 1983 EVENT The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.
17th of May 1983 EVENT Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
17th of May 1984 EVENT Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
17th of May 1987 EVENT An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.
17th of May 1990 EVENT The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
17th of May 1992 EVENT Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, many disappearances, hundreds of injuries, and over 3,500 arrests.
17th of May 1994 EVENT Malawi holds its first multi-party elections.
17th of May 1997 EVENT Troops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa. Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo.
17th of May 2004 EVENT Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.
17th of May 2006 EVENT The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.
17th of May 2007 EVENT Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
17th of May 2009 EVENT Dalia Grybauskaite is elected the first female President of Lithuania.
17th of May 2011 EVENT Queen Elizabeth II's historic first visit to the Republic of Ireland. The first visit of a British monarch to Ireland since the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911.
17th of May 1155 BIRTHDAY Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225)
17th of May 1443 BIRTHDAY Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (d. 1460)
17th of May 1551 BIRTHDAY Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (d. 1601)
17th of May 1628 BIRTHDAY Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria, Regent of Tyrol (d. 1662)
17th of May 1682 BIRTHDAY Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (d. 1722)
17th of May 1706 BIRTHDAY Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
17th of May 1718 BIRTHDAY Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician (d. 1778)
17th of May 1743 BIRTHDAY Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (d. 1784)
17th of May 1749 BIRTHDAY Edward Jenner, English medical researcher (d. 1823)
17th of May 1758 BIRTHDAY John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (d. 1839)
17th of May 1768 BIRTHDAY Caroline of Brunswick, German-born Queen consort of George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1821)
17th of May 1768 BIRTHDAY Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (d. 1854)
17th of May 1794 BIRTHDAY Anna Brownell Jameson, British writer (d. 1860)
17th of May 1821 BIRTHDAY Sebastian Kneipp, German naturopathist (d. 1897)
17th of May 1836 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (d. 1900)
17th of May 1836 BIRTHDAY Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)
17th of May 1844 BIRTHDAY Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (d. 1918)
17th of May 1845 BIRTHDAY Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (d. 1902)
17th of May 1866 BIRTHDAY Erik Satie, French composer (d. 1925)
17th of May 1868 BIRTHDAY Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer (d. 1920)
17th of May 1873 BIRTHDAY Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (d. 1935)
17th of May 1873 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Richardson, English writer (d. 1957)
17th of May 1879 BIRTHDAY Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (d. 1926)
17th of May 1886 BIRTHDAY King Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
17th of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Tich Freeman, English cricketer (d. 1965)
17th of May 1891 BIRTHDAY Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife (d. 1959)
17th of May 1891 BIRTHDAY Napoleon Zervas, Greek general and resistance leader during World War II (d. 1957)
17th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2010)
17th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Saul Adler FRS, Russian-born British-Israeli expert on parasitology (d. 1966)
17th of May 1897 BIRTHDAY Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
17th of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Alfred Joseph Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)
17th of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Werner Egk, German composer (d. 1983)
17th of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Cool Papa Bell, baseball player (d. 1991)
17th of May 1904 BIRTHDAY Jean Gabin, French actor (d. 1976)
17th of May 1906 BIRTHDAY Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (d. 1989)
17th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Julius Sumner Miller, American physicist (d. 1987)
17th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
17th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)
17th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Ace Parker, American baseball and football player
17th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
17th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Birgit Nilsson, Swedish soprano (d. 2005)
17th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY A. C. Lyles, American film producer
17th of May 1919 BIRTHDAY Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
17th of May 1919 BIRTHDAY Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
17th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Dennis Brain, English French horn player (d. 1957)
17th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
17th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Franz Sondheimer, German-born British chemist (d. 1981)
17th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader of Heaven's Gate (d. 1997)
17th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel, German politician
17th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Dennis Potter, English writer (d. 1994)
17th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)
17th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Hazel R. O'Leary, 7th United States Secretary of Energy
17th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Jason Bernard, American actor (d. 1996)
17th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Gary Paulsen, American author
17th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Alan Kay, American computer scientist
17th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Reynato Puno, Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice
17th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY David Cope, American composer and author
17th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Grace Zabriskie, American actress
17th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Ben Nelson. 40th Governor of Nebraska & United States Senator from Nebraska
17th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Taj Mahal, American musician
17th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Johnny Warren, Australian footballer (d. 2004)
17th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Tony Roche, Australian tennis player
17th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
17th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Udo Lindenberg, German musician
17th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel (band))
17th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Dick Gaughan, Scottish musician, singer and songwriter
17th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Bill Bruford, English drummer (Yes, King Crimson)
17th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Howard Ashman, American lyricist (d. 1991)
17th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Valeria Novodvorskaya, Russian politician, dissident, founder and chairwoman of the Democratic Union party
17th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Janez Drnovsek, Slovenian politician (d. 2008)
17th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Simon Hughes, British politician
17th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
17th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Luca Prodan, Italian-Scottish singer and musician (Sumo, Hurlingham Reggae Band)
17th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Bill Paxton, American actor and film director
17th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Bob Saget, American actor
17th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
17th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
17th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player
17th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Paul Di'Anno, English singer (Iron Maiden)
17th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Marcelo Loffreda, Argentine rugby player and coach
17th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Jim Nantz, American broadcaster
17th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter
17th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Enya, Irish singer and songwriter
17th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
17th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
17th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Page McConnell, American musician and songwriter (Phish)
17th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Jon Koncak, American basketball player
17th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Stratos Apostolakis, Greek footballer
17th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)
17th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Trent Reznor, American musician (Nine Inch Nails)
17th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Vine, British journalist and presenter
17th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Paige Turco, American actress
17th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Hill Harper, American actor
17th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Mark Kratzmann, Australian tennis player
17th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Danny Manning, American basketball player
17th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Tabatha Coffey, Australian hairstylist and television personality
17th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Alan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
17th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Thom Filicia, American television personality
17th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Hubert Davis, American basketball player
17th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Jordan Knight, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
17th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter
17th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Angelica Agurbash, Belarusian singer, actress and model
17th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Shaun Hart, Australian footballer
17th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Princess Maxima of the Netherlands
17th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Steve Barakatt, Canadian composer
17th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age)
17th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Sasha Alexander, American television actress
17th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Matthew McGrory, American actor (d. 2005)
17th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Andrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
17th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Wiki Gonzalez, Venezuelan baseball player
17th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Eddie Lewis, American football (soccer) player
17th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
17th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Jonti Picking, British cartoonist
17th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Cheick Kongo, French martial artist
17th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Kostas Sommer, Greek actor
17th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Laura Voutilainen, Finnish singer
17th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Alex Wright, German professional wrestler
17th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Jose Guillen, Dominican baseball player
17th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Leehom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
17th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Paddy Kenny, Irish football goalkeeper
17th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY John Foster, American baseball player
17th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Carlos Pena, Dominican baseball player
17th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Wayne Thomas, English footballer
17th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Davor Dzalto, Serbian/Croatian art historian
17th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Dallas Taylor, American singer (Underoath)
17th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Benat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist
17th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Leon Osman, English footballer
17th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer
17th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Shiri Maimon, Israeli singer
17th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Lim Jeong Hee, Korean singer
17th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Matt Cassel, American football player
17th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Tony Parker, French-American basketball player
17th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Reiko Nakamura, Japanese swimmer
17th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
17th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player
17th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Channing Frye, American basketball player
17th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Chris Henry, American football player (d. 2009)
17th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player
17th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Christian Bolanos, Costa Rican footballer
17th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Matt Ryan, American football player
17th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Derek Hough, American dancer and singer
17th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Tahj Mowry, American actor
17th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Nikki Reed, American actress
17th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Tessa Virtue, Canadian ice dancer
17th of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Leven Rambin, American actress
17th of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Daniel Curtis Lee, American actor
17th of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Adil Omar, Pakistani rapper
17th of May 1996 BIRTHDAY Ryan Ochoa, American teen actor
17th of May 0290 DEATH Sima Yan (Jin Wudi), Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty (Born 236)
17th of May 1189 DEATH Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (Born 1159)
17th of May 1336 DEATH Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (Born 1288)
17th of May 1365 DEATH Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (Born 1328)
17th of May 1395 DEATH Constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm
17th of May 1464 DEATH Thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (Born 1427)
17th of May 1510 DEATH Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (Born 1445)
17th of May 1521 DEATH Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (Born 1478)
17th of May 1536 DEATH George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, English diplomat (executed) (Born c. 1504)
17th of May 1536 DEATH Francis Weston, English courtier and Gentleman of the Privy Chamber (executed) (Born 1511)
17th of May 1536 DEATH Henry Norris, English courtier and Groom of the Stool (executed) (Born c. 1482)
17th of May 1536 DEATH William Brereton, English courtier and Groom of the Privy Chamber (executed)
17th of May 1536 DEATH Mark Smeaton, English courtier and musician (executed) (Born c. 1512)
17th of May 1575 DEATH Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (Born 1504)
17th of May 1626 DEATH Juan Pujol, Catalan composer (Born 1570)
17th of May 1643 DEATH Giovanni Picchi, Italian composer
17th of May 1727 DEATH Empress Catherine I of Russia (Born 1684)
17th of May 1729 DEATH Samuel Clarke, English philosopher (Born 1675)
17th of May 1765 DEATH Alexis Claude Clairaut, French mathematician (Born 1713)
17th of May 1797 DEATH Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (Born 1719)
17th of May 1801 DEATH William Heberden, English physician (Born 1710)
17th of May 1807 DEATH John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (Born 1745)
17th of May 1809 DEATH Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (Born 1722)
17th of May 1822 DEATH Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (Born 1766)
17th of May 1829 DEATH John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (Born 1745)
17th of May 1838 DEATH Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (Born 1754)
17th of May 1838 DEATH Rene Caille, French explorer (Born 1799)
17th of May 1839 DEATH Archibald Alison, Scottish author (Born 1757)
17th of May 1868 DEATH Isami Kondo, Japanese Shinsengumi Commander (Born 1834)
17th of May 1875 DEATH John C. Breckinridge, 14th Vice President of the United States (Born 1821)
17th of May 1879 DEATH Asa Packer, American railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (Born 1805)
17th of May 1886 DEATH John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (Born 1804)
17th of May 1888 DEATH Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (Born 1820)
17th of May 1911 DEATH Frederick August Otto Schwarz, American entrepreneur (Born 1836)
17th of May 1916 DEATH Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (Born 1862)
17th of May 1917 DEATH Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, ruler of Sarawak (Born 1829)
17th of May 1919 DEATH Guido von List, German occult author (Born 1848)
17th of May 1927 DEATH Harold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (Born 1884)
17th of May 1935 DEATH Paul Dukas, French composer (Born 1865)
17th of May 1936 DEATH Panagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (Born 1868)
17th of May 1938 DEATH Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (Born 1877)
17th of May 1947 DEATH George William Forbes, 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (Born 1869)
17th of May 1947 DEATH Zhang Lingfu, a general of the National Revolutionary Army (Born 1903)
17th of May 1963 DEATH John Wilce, American physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (Born 1888)
17th of May 1964 DEATH Nandor Fodor, Hungarian-born psychologist and parapsychologist (Born1895)
17th of May 1966 DEATH Randy Turpin, English boxer, known as the Leamington Licker, (Born 1928)
17th of May 1974 DEATH Ernest Nash, German-born archaeologist (Born 1898)
17th of May 1985 DEATH Abe Burrows, American songwriter, composer, and writer (Born 1910)
17th of May 1987 DEATH Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1898)
17th of May 1992 DEATH Lawrence Welk, American musician (Born 1903)
17th of May 1995 DEATH Hector "Toe" Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and NHL coach (Born 1912)
17th of May 1996 DEATH Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (Born 1966)
17th of May 1996 DEATH Scott Brayton, American race car driver (Born 1959)
17th of May 1999 DEATH Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (Born 1949)
17th of May 2000 DEATH Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (Born 1909)
17th of May 2001 DEATH Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (Born 1908)
17th of May 2002 DEATH Dave Berg, American cartoonist (Born 1920)
17th of May 2002 DEATH Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Born 1940)
17th of May 2002 DEATH Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (Born 1927)
17th of May 2003 DEATH Frank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (Born 1916)
17th of May 2004 DEATH J?rgen Nash, Danish artist (Born 1920)
17th of May 2004 DEATH Tony Randall, American actor (Born 1920)
17th of May 2004 DEATH Ezzedine Salim, leader of the Iraqi Governing Council (Born 1943)
17th of May 2005 DEATH Frank Gorshin, American actor (Born 1934)
17th of May 2006 DEATH Cy Feuer, American playwright (Born 1911)
17th of May 2006 DEATH Eric Forth, British Member of Parliament (Born 1944)
17th of May 2006 DEATH Captain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (Born 1980)
17th of May 2007 DEATH Lloyd Alexander, American author (Born 1924)
17th of May 2007 DEATH T.K. Doraiswamy (also known as Nakulan), Indian poet and author (Born 1921)
17th of May 2009 DEATH Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet (Born 1920)
17th of May 2009 DEATH Jung Seung-hye, South Korean film producer (Born 1965)
17th of May 2010 DEATH Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (Born 1929)
17th of May 2011 DEATH Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Born 1936)
17th of May 2011 DEATH Edward Hardwicke, English actor (Born 1932)