May 17th, 2015

May 17th, 2015, fell on a Sunday. It was day 137 of 2015. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since May 17th, 2015.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 17th, 2015:

  • Rapper Chinx is shot dead in Queens, New York.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 17th, 2015:

  • United States: See You Again - Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
  • United Kingdom: Cheerleader - OMI

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Pitch Perfect 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 17th, 2015 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 2015 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song See You Again by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Cheerleader by OMI is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pitch Perfect 2 is at the top of the Box Office.

A social networking website called Vine is extremely popular at the moment. It's 2015, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of OMI, Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding, Adele, Justin Bieber and Hozier. In Port Richmond, Philadelphia, eight people have been tragically killed in a train derailment.

In Ireland, a referendum campaign is in full swing as people prepare to vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage or not. Nick Fradiani has just won the 14th season of American Idol and a new VoIP application called "Discord" has recently been released. The world of music is in mourning following the passing of blues singer B.B. King.

In soccer, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has just played his final game for the club. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Prison Break", "Community", "The Walking Dead" and "House of Cards". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Destiny", "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare", "Assassin's Creed: Unity" and "Mortal Kombat X".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Phineas and Ferb", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Dog with a Blog" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 4" and "Xbox One".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 17th, 2015.

  • Spotlight

    The movie "Spotlight" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2015.

  • 2015 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2015 included Room, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions, Magic Mike XXL, Spectre, Inside Out, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario and The Martian.

  • Michelle Keegan

    English actress Michelle Keegan is named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2015.

  • Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named as the Time Person of the Year for 2015.

  • European Migrant Crisis

    Throughout 2015, media attention became focused on the rising number of refugees and migrants that were attempting to enter Europe.

  • 2015 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2015 included Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Wiz Khalifa, Walk the Moon, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Drake, Shawn Mendes, Adele and Omi.

  • "Uptown Funk"

    "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) would go on to win a Grammy for 2015's Record of the Year.

  • Eurovision 2015

    The 2015 Eurovision song contest is held in Vienna, Austria. Sweden win the contest with the song "Heroes" by Mans Zelmerlow.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 5 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since May 17th, 2015.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2015.
  • Leap Year: 2015 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 17th, 2015, will be 5 years of age.
  • People born in 2015 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1431817200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 17th, 2015:

  • April 19th, 2015: The World Snooker Championship begins.
  • April 23rd, 2015: Sunderland player Adam Johnson is charged with child grooming and sexual activity with a child under 16.
  • April 24th, 2015: Caitlyn Jenner comes out as a trans woman in a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer.
  • April 25th, 2015: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake kills 9,100 people in Nepal.
  • April 30th, 2015: Singer Ben E. King passes away.
  • May 1st, 2015: The release date for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • May 1st, 2015: The Expo 2015 begins in Milan, Italy.
  • May 3rd, 2015: Chelsea win the Premier League after a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
  • May 7th, 2015: The Conservative Party win a surprise majority during the 2015 United Kingdom general election.
  • May 8th, 2015: UK politics: Ed Miliband steps down as leader of the Labour Party.
  • May 12th, 2015: 8 people are killed after a train derails in Port Richmond, Philadelphia.
  • May 13th, 2015: Nick Fradiani wins the 14th season of American Idol.
  • May 13th, 2015: VoIP application "Discord" is released.
  • May 14th, 2015: Blues singer B.B. King passes away.
  • May 16th, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • May 19th, 2015: Sawyer Fredericks wins the eight season of The Voice.
  • May 23rd, 2015: Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage via a referendum..
  • May 30th, 2015: Arsenal win the FA Cup after defeating Aston Villa 4-0.
  • May 30th, 2015: The Foo Fighters headline at Slane Concert in Ireland.
  • June 2nd, 2015: The game Batman: Arkham Knight is released.
  • June 2nd, 2015: FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigns.
  • June 6th, 2015: The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final is held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany.
  • June 9th, 2015: The console version of the MMORPG "The Elder Scrolls Online" is released on the PlayStation 4 and the XBox One.
  • June 10th, 2015: Reddit bans the subreddit r/fatpeoplehate.
  • June 11th, 2015: Wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes passes away after developing stomach cancer.
  • June 12th, 2015: The release date of the movie Jurassic World.
  • June 14th, 2015: Social networking website Friendster shuts down.
  • June 16th, 2015: E3 2015 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • June 16th, 2015: The Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA Finals after they defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2.
  • June 16th, 2015: Billionaire Donald Trump announces his candidacy for President of the United States.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 17th, 2015, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2015 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 17th, 2015 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Better Call Saul - Breaking Bad spin-off.
  • Jane the Virgin - Romantic drama-comedy series.
  • Power - Crime drama.
  • Rick and Morty - Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.
  • Peaky Blinders - British crime series that is set in the 19th century.
  • Orange Is the New Black - American comedy-drama about a federal prison.
  • House of Cards - Political thriller.
  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.

2015 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2015.

"Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" - "Henry Danger" - "Girl Meets World" - "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" - "Every Witch Way" - "Paw Patrol" - "Dog with a Blog" - "Doc McStuffins" - "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" - "Austin & Ally" - "Jessie" - "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" - "Phineas and Ferb" - "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


2015 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2015:

  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 17th, 2015.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 17th, 2015 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 2014. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 17th, 2015 is the 24th of February, 2016. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Mortal Kombat X - Fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios.
  • Battlefield Hardline - First-person shooter video game developed by Visceral Games.
  • Far Cry 4 - First-person shooter game.
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity - Action-adventure game.
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - FPS game.
  • Alien: Isolation - Survival horror game.
  • Destiny - Online FPS game.
  • Watchdogs - Action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 17th, 2015.

  • 1,911 days have passed since this date.
  • 165,110,400 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 2015.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 192,628,800 times.
  • Since May 17th, 2015, earth has travelled approximately 85,196,966,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 27,518,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 14,199,494 steps. That's about 6,311 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,981,325 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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