What Happened on May 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • -18] Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java
  • Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Operation Straightline: Allies land in Dutch New Guinea

Famous Birthdays

  • Arif Butt, cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65)
  • Canon P B Price, general secretary, USPG
  • Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • Paul Crossley, concert pianist