On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1927

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • U.S. Army aviation pioneer Major Harold Geiger dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (b. 1884)
1927 Highlights

About May 17, 1927

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus