What Happened on May 17, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st De Havilland double-decker flight (London) lands in Schiphol
  • 1st flight by Dutch airlines KLM (Koninklijke-Luchtvaart-Maatschappij)

Famous Birthdays

  • Harriet Van Horne, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Maitland Hathorn, cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests South African 1901-11), dies