On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1916

Historical Events

  • British Summer Time (Daylight Savings) introduced

Famous Birthdays

  • Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
  • John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • Gervais Salvayre, French composer (Calypso; La R├ęsurrection), and music critic dies at 68
1916 Highlights

About May 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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