What Happened on May 17, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Charles, fashion designer
  • Myles Brand, American sports administrator (4th NCAA President), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 2009)
  • Taj Mahal [Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Real Thing), born in Harlem, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Hollins, British composer, dies at 76
1942 Highlights

About May 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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