On this day: May 17

POSTED: 01:12 PM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 16, 2016 

St. Louis nearly burns to the ground, the first Kentucky Derby is held, the Supreme Court strikes down segregated schools, the Senate Watergate Committee begins televised hearings, and same-sex marriages begin in Massachusetts, all on this day.

OTD May 17 - Annie
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Columbia Pictures

1982: The movie musical "Annie," starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett, premieres in New York City. The movie was adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn is based on "Little Orphan Annie," the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray. The film was nominated for Best Production Design and Best Original Score at the 55th Academy Awards.


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