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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1932

Peter Burge, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's and 60's)

Birth
1932

Congress changes name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"

Event
1932

Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR

Birth
1934

Earl Morrall, NFL QB (Lions, Giants, Colts)

Birth
1935

Dennis Christopher George Potter, playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie)

Birth
1935

Paul A Dukas, French composer/tutor of Messiaen (Vell‚da), dies at 69

Death
1935

Ivan Slone, world-famous watchmaker

Birth
1936

Lars Gustafsson, writer

Birth
1936

Dennis Hopper, KS, actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider)

Birth
1936

Philippe Boesmans, composer

Birth
1937

Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier

Event
1938

Pervis Jackson, rocker (Spinners)

Birth
1938

Jason Bernard, actor (Judge-Liar Liar)

Birth
1938

Don Dolan, Staten Island NY, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital)

Birth
1938

Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy

Event
1938

Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network

Event
1938

Trinus Riemersma, Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)

Birth
1939

Wim de Bie, CEO (Simplistic Covenant)

Birth
1939

Hugh Dykes, MP

Birth
1939

1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball

Event
1940

Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France

Event
1940

Nazi's bombs Middelburg/B IJzerdrat begins illegal defiance

Event
1941

Miriam Margolyes, actress (Will Be)

Birth
1941

Malcom Hale, rocker

Birth
1941

David Howell Cope, composer

Birth