On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1917

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 Browns pitcher Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0 at Sportsman's Park III

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? 105 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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