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May 17, 1950 (Wednesday)
- The American, British and French occupational governments published a law giving West Germany the right to decide on control of the steel and coal industries of the Ruhr valley.
- Born: Janez Drnovšek, President of Yugoslavia 1989-1990, Prime Minister of Slovenia (1992–2002) and President of Slovenia (2002–2007); in Kisovec, Yugoslavia (d. 2008).
- Born: Dian Curtis Regan, American children's author, in Colorado Springs, Colorado