On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1890

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel" premieres in NYC
  • Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London
  • Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip James, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)