On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
  • Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo" premieres in Carnegie Hall, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist (On The Town; Just In Time), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • George Gaynes, Dutch-American singer, actor and voice artist (Tootsie, Police Academy, General Hospital), born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2016)
  • James Penberthy, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Kiro Gligorov, 1st President of the Republic of Macedonia (1991-99), born in ┼átip, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Callaway, NSW batsman, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
1917 Highlights

About May 3, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus