What Happened on May 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme warlord in Canton

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Wilhelm Marx succeeds Hans Luther as Chancellor of Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Cicely Berry, voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth, born in London
  • David Young, Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)
  • Geoffrey Caston, vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
  • Tenniel Evans, rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien Herr, French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies