On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Johnson, British politician (Home Secretary 2009-10), born in London
  • Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors: The Little Mermaid), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • Janez DrnovÅ¡ek, Slovenian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67
1950 Highlights

About May 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus