On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1932

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur "Art" Ellefson, Canadian jazz saxophonist, born in Moose Jaw, Canada
  • Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer, born in Turin, Italy
  • Han J A Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist (King Comes!)

Famous Deaths

  • Patrick Geddes, Scottish biologist and town planner who coined the term conurbation, dies at 77
1932 Highlights

About April 17, 1932

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries