17 May is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years). There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year.
- The first day of the fifth match of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup takes place, Liechtenstein versus Chad.
Behind the scenes
- 1958: Paul Whitehouse, the actor who played Sir Cadogan in the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is born.
- 1985: Derek Hough, who played a Hogwarts student in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is born.