May 17th, 2017

May 17th, 2017, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 137 of 2017. The decade was the 2010s.

3 years, 11 months and 1 days have passed since May 17th, 2017.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 17th, 2017:

  • Irish politics: Enda Kenny announces that he will be stepping down as leader of Fine Gael.
  • American whistleblower Chelsea Manning is released from prison.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 17th, 2017:

  • United States: That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
  • United Kingdom: I'm the One - DJ Khaled

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 17th, 2017 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2017 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song That's What I Like by Bruno Mars is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I'm the One by DJ Khaled is the number one hit song. Donald Trump is currently the President of the United States and the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Theresa May is the current Prime Minister. It's 2017, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, Migos, Sam Hunt and Post Malone. A toy called the "fidget spinner" is becoming a worldwide sensation.

A new meme called "Mocking Spongebob" iS cUrReNtLy GoInG vIrAl. Donald Trump has just made the controversial decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Meanwhile, in England, Italian manager Antonio Conte has led Chelsea to their sixth league title.

A large-scale ransomware cyberattack called "the WannaCry ransomware attack" is affecting over 150 countries around the world. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has recently been appointed Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice. Consequently, he has taken control over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Game of Thrones", "Orange Is the New Black", "Jane the Virgin" and "Stranger Things".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds", "Horizon Zero Dawn", "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "What Remains of Edith Finch". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "The Fairly OddParents", "Paw Patrol" and "Game Shakers". Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox One", "Hatchimals", "Fidget spinner" and "Nintendo Switch".


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, 2017.

  • The Shape of Water

    "The Shape of Water" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017.

  • 2017 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2017 included the likes of It, Get Out, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049, Baby Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, Molly's Game, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2017?

    The best NBA players in 2017 were Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, James Harden, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard.

  • 2017 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2017 included Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Future, DJ Khaled, Post Malone, French Montana, Cardi B, Logic, Imagine Dragons, Lil Pump, Shawn Mendes and Kygo.

  • Record of the Year: 2017

    "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars would go on to win a Grammy for 2017's Record of the Year.

  • Gal Gadot

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 2017.

  • Eurovision 2017

    The 2017 Eurovision song contest is held in Kiev, Ukraine. Portugal win the contest with the song "Amar pelos dois" by Salvador Sobral.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 3 years, 11 months and 1 days have passed since May 17th, 2017.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2017.
  • Leap Year: 2017 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 17th, 2017, will be 3 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1494975600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 17th, 2017:

  • April 17th, 2017: The remix version of Luis Fonsi's song "Despacito", featuring Justin Bieber, is released.
  • April 19th, 2017: Former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez commits suicide.
  • April 19th, 2017: Bill O'Reilly is fired by Fox News over sexual harassment claims.
  • April 27th, 2017: The fraudulent music festival "Fyre Festival" falls apart after heavy rain and is eventually postponed.
  • April 28th, 2017: Social media app Yik Yak announces that it will be closing down.
  • May 7th, 2017: Emmanuel Macron wins the 2017 French presidential election.
  • May 9th, 2017: Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.
  • May 12th, 2017: Football: Chelsea win the Premier League after a 1-0 win over West Brom.
  • May 14th, 2017: Tottenham play their final game at White Hart Lane.
  • May 14th, 2017: Emmanuel Macron becomes the new President of France.
  • May 15th, 2017: Moors murderer Ian Brady dies in prison.
  • This date: May 17th, 2017
  • May 18th, 2017: Soundgarden and Audioslave lead vocalist Chris Cornell commits suicide.
  • May 21st, 2017: Football: John Terry plays his final game for Chelsea.
  • May 22nd, 2017: An Islamic terrorist kills 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
  • May 23rd, 2017: Chris Blue wins the twelfth season of The Voice.
  • May 23rd, 2017: English actor Roger Moore passes away at the age of 89.
  • May 27th, 2017: Arsenal win the FA Cup after defeating Chelsea 2-1.
  • May 28th, 2017: Soccer: Francesco Totti plays his final game for Italian side Roma.
  • May 29th, 2017: Former Panama ruler Manuel Noriega passes away.
  • May 30th, 2017: Comedian Kathy Griffin causes controversy when she uploads a video of herself holding a fake severed head that resembles Donald Trump.
  • May 31st, 2017: Trump makes his infamous "covfefe" Tweet.
  • June 3rd, 2017: An Islamic terror attack on London Bridge, United Kingdom kills 8.
  • June 8th, 2017: Soccer: Chelsea striker Diego Costa reveals that manager Antonio Conte informed him by text message that he has no future plans for him.
  • June 9th, 2017: Batman actor Adam West passes away at the age of 88.
  • June 12th, 2017: The Golden State Warriors win the 2017 NBA finals after they defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1.
  • June 14th, 2017: Leo Varadkar becomes the new Irish Taoiseach.
  • June 14th, 2017: It is officially announced that Floyd Mayweather and MMA fighter Conor McGregor will fight each other in August.
  • June 14th, 2017: A fire at Grenfell Tower in London kills 72 people.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 17th, 2017, 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, 2017 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 17th, 2017 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 13 Reasons Why - Teen drama series.
  • Stranger Things - Science fiction series.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2017 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2017.

  • Game Shakers
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Henry Danger
  • Paw Patrol
  • Doc McStuffins
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

2017 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2017:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Fidget spinner
  • Hatchimals
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Video Games

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

  • What Remains of Edith Finch - Adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Action-adventure game for the Nintendo Switch.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn - RPG game developed by Guerrilla Games.
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Survival horror game.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Online battle royale game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who 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 May 17th, 2017?

  • Donald Trump was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 17th, 2017?

  • Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 17th, 2017 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 2016. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 17th, 2017 is the 24th of February, 2018. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 17th, 2017.

  • 1,432 days have passed since this date.
  • 123,724,800 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 2017.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 144,345,600 times.
  • Since May 17th, 2017, earth has travelled approximately 63,841,996,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 20,620,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 10,640,333 steps. That's about 4,729 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,484,698 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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