What Happened on May 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network
  • US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Dolan, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jason Bernard, actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
  • Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2008)
  • Trinus Riemersma, Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)

Famous Deaths

  • Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (b. 1877)