On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1913

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Ogilvie, CEO (Powell Duffryn)
  • Desmond Barel Hirshfield, Lord Hirshfield, British chartered accountant, born in Birmingham (d. 1993)
  • Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), dies of epilepsy at 49
1913 Highlights

About May 17, 1913

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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