On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

NBA center George Mikan (22) weds college sweetheart Patricia Lu Daveny

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan

Famous Deaths

  • George William Forbes, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)
1947 Highlights

About May 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus