On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1930

Historical Events

  • Construction begins of the Empire State Building, the world's 1st skyscraper of 100+ stories, on 5th Avenue in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1930 Highlights

About March 17, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces