Famous People Born on May 17, 1836

About May 17, 1836

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 182 years

Star Sign: Taurus

Famous Birthdays

  • Sir Norman Lockyer, English physicist, co-founder of helium gas, founder and editor of "Nature" magazine, born in Rugby, Warwickshire (d. 1920)
  • Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)
  • Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian world chess champion (1866-94)