May 17 National Days, Birthdays and Major Past Events

May 17 2023 is Friday. 137th day of the Gregorian Calendar, Western Zodiac – Taurus, World Stationery Day, 17 May Constitution Day (1814)- Norway, World Baking Day, Constitution Day- Nauru, National Work From Home Day, World Hypertension Day, Galicia Literature Day- Spain, World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day, World Telecommunications Day, Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day- Thailand. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date.

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on May 17

  • 137th day of the Gregorian Calendar
  • Western Zodiac – Taurus
  • World Stationery Day
  • 17 May Constitution Day (1814)- Norway
  • World Baking Day
  • Constitution Day- Nauru
  • National Work From Home Day
  • World Hypertension Day
  • Galicia Literature Day- Spain
  • World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day
  • World Telecommunications Day
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day- Thailand
May 17 National Days and Holidays Celebration
May 17 National Days and Holidays Celebration

Past events and historical events on May 17

  • 2004 – The first gay marriage in Massachusetts, USA.
  • 1999-Israel’s Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, takes office.
  • 1992- Army crackdown on anti-government protesters in Thailand, killing 52 civilians
  • 1990-Homosexuality is no longer listed as a mental illness by the WHO.
  • 1990-Exclusion of same-sex relationships from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organization
  • 1972-The Treaty of Warsaw is signed by Germany.
  • 1954-The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that segregated public schools are unconstitutional.
  • 1943-Three dams in Germany are destroyed by Royal Air Force dambusters.
  • 1940- Germany annexes Brussels, Belgium, during World War II.
  • 1540 – Humayun is defeated by Ser Shah in the Battle of Kanak
  • 1498- Vasco da Gama’s visit to Calcutta, India

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on May 17

  • 1982-Tony Parker-French-American former basketball player
  • 1962-1962-Craig Ferguson-Scottish-American comedian, television host, and author
  • 1956-Sugar Ray Leonard-American boxer, actor
  • 1956-Bob Saget was-American actor, director, television host, and stand-up comedian
  • 1955-Bill Paxton-American Actor and Filmmaker
  • 1946-Udo Lindenberg-German singer-songwriter, drummer
  • 1936-Dennis Hopper-American actor, photographer, and filmmaker
  • 1866-Erik Satie-French pianist, composer
  • 1836-Wilhelm Steinitz-Austrian/American chess player

FAQ / People Also Ask

1. Which Day is 17th May 2024?
  • 17th May is Friday
  • 137th day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Taurus
2. Special Day on May 17?
  • World Telecommunication Day is held on every year on May 17. It celebrates the day that the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris on May 17, 1865. This was the start of the ITU. It is also called International Society Day and World Telecommunications Day.
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