On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Bates, Allestree England, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)
  • Barry Humphries, Australian comedian, actor and author known for his stage alter egos (Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Albert I, King of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)