What Happened on May 17, 1936

Famous Birthdays

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper (1936-2010)

American actor and director (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), born in Dodge City, Kansas

  • Lars Gustafsson, Swedish poet and novelist (The Death of a Beekeeper, The Cracks in the Wall), born in Västerås, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 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? 86 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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