On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1909

Historical Events

  • White firemen on Georgia lroad strike to protest against hiring blacks

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant, born in London (d. 1999)
  • Karl Schäfer, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1976)
  • Magda Schneider, German actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), born in Bavaria, German (d. 1996)
1909 Highlights

About May 17, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus