On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1935

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Potter, British TV dramatist (The Singing Detective, Karaoke, Midnight Movie), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1994)
  • Ivan Slone, world-famous watchmaker

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Dukas, French composer, dies at 69
1935 Highlights

About May 17, 1935

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus