What Happened on May 17, 1923

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Fire during closing day ceremonies at Grover Cleveland School (SC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
  • Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
  • Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich