Friday 17 May 1929US date format: 5/17/1929, UK date format: 17/5/1929
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Denis Bredin and Adrienne Rich.
The Squall, directed by Alexander Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Jean-Denis Bredin: French writer, attorney and founding partner of the firm Bredin Prat.
- John Conyers: Politician.
- Adrienne Rich: Poet.
- Raymond Hide: Geophysicist.
- Eloise Greenfield: American children's book author and poet famous for her descriptive, rhythmic style and positive portrayal of the African-American experience.
- Branko Zebec: Croatian football player and coach (d. 1988).