On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1921

Historical Events

  • Belgian and Luxembourg sign customs union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Warren G. Harding opens (via telephone) 1st Valencia Orange Show

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (People; Mambo Italiano), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Dennis Brain, British classical horn player (Serenade), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • John Garlick, British senior civil servant
1921 Highlights

About May 17, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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