On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1924

Historical Events

  • 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Frantisek Kovaricek, Czech composer (Ukradeny mesic (The Stolen Moon)), born in Liteniny, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)
  • Thomas Baird, British vice-admiral
1924 Highlights

About May 17, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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