Historical Events on May 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Millionaire Howard Hughes crashes into Lake Mead, while test flying his Sikorsky S-43, killing CAA inspector Ceco Cline and Richard Felt

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer).
  • World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams