On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1929

Famous Birthdays

  • George Weinberg, American psychotherapist (coined "homophobia"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Raymond Hide, geophysicist
1929 Highlights

About May 17, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus