On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1911

Historical Events

  • 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51

Famous Birthdays

  • Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative
  • Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish supermodel, born in Västra Götaland County, Sweden (d. 1992)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice, Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland (d. 1998)
1911 Highlights

About May 17, 1911

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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