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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1955

Leslie Hylton, cricketer (West Indies quickie 1939), hung for murder

Death
1955

Dutch Govt of Drees resigns

Event
1956

Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, Willington SC, boxer (Olympics-gold-76)

Birth
1956

Bob Saget, Phila, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video)

Birth
1956

Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist

Birth
1957

Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer, dies at 54

Death
1957

School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education

Event
1957

Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)

Event
1958

Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria

Event
1958

84th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2

Event
1958

Vincent Henar, Surinam, bassist (Fra Fra Sound)

Birth
1959

Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist

Birth
1959

Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122

Event
1960

1st atomic reactor system patents, J W Flora of Canoga Park CA

Event
1960

Fiona Hutchison, Miami Fla, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)

Birth
1961

Henri Gagnon, composer, dies at 74

Death
1961

Enya, [Eithne N¡ Bhraon in], Gweedore Ireland, vocalist (Watermark)

Birth
1961

French of Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81

Death
1961

Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers

Event
1962

Marin County withdraws from BART district

Event
1962

Tracey Bryn, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)

Birth
1962

Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1963

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1963

Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in NY, to become WWF champ

Event
1963

Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1

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