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 (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), dies at 69
1935 Highlights

About May 17, 1935

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus