Wednesday May 17, 1911: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/17/1911, UK date format: 17/5/1911

May 17th, 1911 was the 137th day of the year 1911 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Wednesday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Maureen O'Sullivan and Alberic O'Kelly de Galway.

The number one song in US was Gems from Babes in Toyland by Victor Light Opera Co..

The Lost Chord, directed by , was one of the most viewed movie released in 1911

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | Music charts

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May 17, 1911 Events

What happened on May 17, 1911?

Historical Events

  • 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51.
  • Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz is convinced to resign but does not do so yet.

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May 17, 1911 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on May 17, 1911?

Other May 17th famous birthdays

  • American musician and lead singer of "Nine Inch Nails".

  • Irish singer and songwriter.

  • Craig Ferguson

    Scots-American comedian, late-night TV host, writer, and director.

  • His father, a basketball player from America, was born in Belgium.

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How old am I?

If May 17, 1911 is your birthday you are 112 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on May 17.

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May 17, 1911 Famous Deaths

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May 17, 1911 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Taurus personality

Who should a Taurus marry?

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini

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Chinese Zodiac

Pig chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Pig

Element: Metal

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May 17, 1911 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 17, 1911?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

May 17th marks the 136th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1911.

There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 17, 1911 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 17, 1911?


  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
  • Bahá'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bahá'f Calendar.


  • UN Global Road Safety Week, 17-23 May (biennial) [WHO]
  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day


  • Saint Solochon
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
  • Saint Dietmar
  • Saint Pamphamer
  • Saint Pamphalon
  • Saint Adrian of Alexandria
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Music charts

What was the number one song on May 17, 1911? Which were the top hits on May 17, 1911?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - Gems from Babes in Toyland
  2. - I Love It
  3. - Aida - Duet, Act IV: Aida a Me Togliesti (Aida Thou Hast Taken)

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The Lost Chord

The Lost Chord

Release year: 1911

Starring: William Bewer, Christel Holch, Rigmor Jerichau

Country: United States of America

The Padre

The Padre

Release year: 1911

Directed by: Jonathan Sobol

Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan

Release year: 1911



Release year: 1911

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: William Bewer, Frederik Jacobsen, Adam Poulsen, Karen Poulsen

Country: United States of America

One Hundred Years Ago

One Hundred Years Ago

Release year: 1911

Directed by: Gaston Mervale

Starring: Louise Lovely, Harrie Ireland, A.J. Patrick, Godfrey Cass

Birth chart on this day

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May 17, 1911 Lunar and Planetary phase

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Last Quarter

The moon phase for May 17, 1911 is Last Quarter.

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