On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1932

Historical Events

  • US Congress changes name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
  • Colin Hope, British industrialist (Turner and Newall), born in Birkenhead (d. 2015)
  • Peter Burge, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's & 60's)
  • Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
1932 Highlights

About May 17, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus