On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1917

Historical Events

  • Eugene Bullard gains his pilot's license from AĆ©ro-Club de France and becomes the 1st African-American military pilot (French Air Service)
  • St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), born in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1987)
1917 Highlights

About May 5, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus