On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1884

Historical Events

  • Alaska becomes a US territory

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Brassin, Belgian pianist, composer and music educator, dies at 43
1884 Highlights

About May 17, 1884

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus