May 17th Holidays, Observances and Awareness Days
Every day is full of different holidays, observances and health awareness days. Look through the list today and see if there are any that may apply to you and celebrate! Whether you go out hunting mushrooms or decide to do something so support someone with a particular illness, we hope you have a May 17th!
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Mushroom Hunting Day
National Pack Rat Day
National Walnut Day
World Hypertension Day
World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
May 17th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Cha
May 17th Trivia
- 1741 John Penn d. 1788 American lawyer. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. was born.
- 1886 John Deere b. 1804 American blacksmith. the well known tractor inventor, passes away.
- 1936 – Dennis Hopper d. 2010 American actor, director.was born.
- 1955 Bill Paxton d. 2017 American actor. TV: Big Love (2006-11). Film: Titanic was born.
- 1956 Sugar Ray Leonard American boxer, winner of the world welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight titles is born.
- 1985 – World record for motionlessness William Fuqua sits 24 hours on a motorcycle. Source: Guinness Book of World Records
- 1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer Milwaukee police officers find a 14-year-old, drugged, naked, and bleeding. They return him to Dahmer who then killed him moments later.
- 1993 – First use of an artificial liver to keep a person alive after removing their liver is announced by doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California.
- 1971 First state to ban sex discrimination Washington makes it illegal to discriminate in hiring based on sex, age, marital status, race, creed, color, or national origin. The law went into effect in July.
- 1992 Lawrence Welk b. 1903 American orchestra leader, “Ah-one, an’ ah-two.” passes away.
- 2004 Tony Randall b. 1920 (Leonard Rosenberg), American actor. TV: The Odd Couple (1970-75, Felix Unger). passes away.
- 2012 Donna Summer b. 1948 (LaDonna Gaines), American Grammy-winning singer. Music: Last Dance (1978) and She Works Hard for the Money (1983). passed away.