On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1936

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, American actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), born in Dodge City, Kansas (d. 2010)

Actor and Director Dennis Hopper
Actor and Director
Dennis Hopper
  • Lars Gustafsson, writer
  • Philippe Boesmans, Belgian pianist, and composer (Upon La-Mi; Reigen), born in Tongeren, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Panagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (b. 1868)
1936 Highlights

About May 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus