What Happened on May 17, 1902

Historical Events

  • Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer

Famous Birthdays

  • John Vincent, American composer, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1977)
  • Maurice Kusell, American film choreographer (Puttin' On the Ritz), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 1992)
Born in 1902
1902 Highlights

About May 17, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus