What Happened on May 3, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Comden, American lyricist, (d. 2006)
  • James Penberthy, composer
  • Kiro Gligorov, Macedonia, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999 (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies