On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1932

Historical Events

Historic Event

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, Saskatchewan
  • 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? 89 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries