What day of the week was May 17, 2013?

The day of the week May 17th, 2013 fell on was a Friday.

Philippe Gaumont the French cyclist (b. 1973) died on this day in 2013. As did Penne Hackforth-Jones the American-Australian actress (b. 1949) , Alan O'Day the American singer-songwriter (b. 1940) , Peter Schulz the German politician, Mayor of Hamburg (b. 1930) , Albert Seedman the American police officer (b. 1918) , Ken Venturi the American golfer and sportscaster (b. 1931) , Jorge Rafael Videla the Argentinian general and politician, 42nd President of Argentina (b. 1925) .

Two Metro-North commuter trains collide near Bridgeport the Connecticut injuring at least 72 people.