On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1904

Historical Events

Music History

Maurice Ravel's song cycle "Shéhérazade" premieres with Jeanne Hatto as soprano, at the Salle Nouveau Théâtre, Paris, France

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
1904 Highlights

About May 17, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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