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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1987

USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

Event
1987

Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88

Death
1989

Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr Gachet" auctioned for $825M

Event
1989

Longest Cab Ride Ever: 14,000 miles cost $16,000!

Event
1989

Napoli wins 18th UEFA Cup in Stuttgart

Event
1989

Robert Webber, actor (Nuts, Assassin, 10), dies at 74

Death
1989

Nelson Mandela receives a BA from U of S Africa

Event
1990

WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann

Event
1990

Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,831.71

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1990

Cheers' star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI

Event
1990

European court rules pension rights for both men and women

Event
1991

Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe

Event
1992

Leonardo del Ferro, [Keyser], US epic tenor, dies

Death
1992

Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34

Death
1992

George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87

Death
1992

Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 89

Death
1992

38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

Event
1992

Expos Gary Carter is 3rd to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone and Fisk)

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1993

Harry Elstrím, Danish/Belgian sculptor, dies at 86

Death
1993

Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled

Event
1994

Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55

Death
1994

Bakili Muluzi's UDF wins Malawi presidents/parliamentary election

Event
1994

Willian Noel Moffat, architect, dies at 82

Death
1994

Alain Cuny, [Ren‚ X Marie], French actor (La Dolce Vita), dies at 85

Death
1994

Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94

Death