On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1883

Historical Events

  • Buffalo Bill's 1st Wild West show opens in Omaha, Nebraska.

Famous Deaths

  • Lydia Estes Pinklham, patent-medicine manufacturer, dies
1883 Highlights

About May 17, 1883

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus