What Happened on May 17, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • UK War Department orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrerĂ­a, born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • Bohumil Pazdirek, composer, dies at 80
  • Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)