On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Lake Mills, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spinner (legend for Kent & England), born in Lewisham, Kent (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820)