On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1890

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel" premieres in NYC

Playwright Clyde Fitch
Clyde Fitch
  • 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, and conductor (New Jersey Symphony, 1922-29; Bamberger Little Symphony, 1929-36), and educator (NYU, 1934-56), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
1890 Highlights

About May 17, 1890

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus