On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1923

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Fire during closing day ceremonies at Grover Cleveland School, South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
  • Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
  • Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich