On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Hopper, American actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), born in Dodge City, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • Lars Gustafsson, writer
  • Philippe Boesmans, composer

Famous Deaths

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

About May 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus