On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1910

Famous Birthdays

  • (Donnell) "Spade" Cooley, American Western swing fiddler, bandleader, and television personality ("Shame On You"), born in Grand Oklahoma (d. 1969)
  • (Melvin) "Sy" Oliver, American jazz arranger, songwriter (Jimmie Lunceford; Tommy Dorsey - "Yes, Indeed!"), and bandleader, born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1988) [1]
  • Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India), born in Bombay, India (d. 1986)
1910 Highlights

About December 17, 1910

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius