On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1926

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme warlord in Canton

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Wilhelm Marx succeeds Hans Luther as Chancellor of Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Cicely Berry, British theatre director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth, born in London
  • David Young, Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)
  • Geoffrey Caston, vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
  • Tenniel Evans, British actor and clergyman (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper), born in Nairobi, Kenya (d. 2009)
1926 Highlights

About May 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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