What Happened on May 17, 1890

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Clyde Fitch's play "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, 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? 132 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus