We share “This Day in History” every day to help make our readers well-rounded and informed. It offers a chance to learn, appreciate our culture, make better decisions, and see the world from a wider perspective. Through understanding past events, we aim to help readers engage more with the present and future.

  • 17th May 1875
    The Arkansas State Legislature passes Act 132, officially establishing the University of Arkansas, marking a significant milestone in the state's educational history.

  • 17th May 1942
    Arkansas native and musician Taj Mahal is born in New York City. He later becomes a celebrated blues musician, known for his distinctive style and contributions to the genre.

  • 17th May 1956
    Arkansas native and musician Sugar Blue is born in Harlem, New York City. He later gains fame as a blues harmonica player, known for his innovative techniques and performances.

  • 17th May 1961
    Arkansas native and actress Enya Flack is born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She later achieves success in film and television, appearing in numerous productions and earning acclaim for her performances.

  • 17th May 1970
    Arkansas native and musician Jordan Bennett is born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He later becomes known for his talent as a singer, songwriter, and musician, contributing to the music industry.

  • 17th May 1972
    Arkansas native and actress Natacha Itzel is born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She later gains recognition for her performances in film and television, captivating audiences with her talent.

  • 17th May 1974
    Arkansas native and musician J.R. Rogers releases his debut album "Take It All Away," launching his successful career in country music and earning praise for his heartfelt songs.

  • 17th May 1979
    Arkansas native and musician Chris Denny is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He later gains acclaim for his soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting, making a significant impact on the music scene.

  • 17th May 1981
    Arkansas native and musician Bonnie Montgomery is born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She later achieves success as a singer-songwriter, blending country, folk, and rock influences in her music.

  • 17th May 1984
    Arkansas native and musician Randall Shreve is born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He later gains recognition for his dynamic performances and eclectic musical style, captivating audiences worldwide.

  • 17th May 1985
    Arkansas native and musician Kris Allen is born in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He later rises to fame as the winner of the eighth season of American Idol, launching his successful music career.

  • 17th May 1990
    Arkansas native and musician Josh Dun is born in Columbus, Ohio. He later becomes known as the drummer for the Grammy Award-winning band Twenty One Pilots, achieving international success.

  • 17th May 1996
    Arkansas native and musician Lance Carpenter releases his debut album "Forward," showcasing his talent as a singer-songwriter and earning praise for his heartfelt lyrics and soulful performances.

  • 17th May 1997
    Arkansas native and musician Ashley McBryde wins the Arkansas State Texaco Country Showdown, marking a significant milestone in her early music career and paving the way for future success.

  • 17th May 2001
    Arkansas native and musician Adam Hambrick is born in Corinth, Mississippi. He later gains recognition for his talent as a singer-songwriter, contributing to the country music genre.

  • 17th May 2002
    Arkansas native and musician Barrett Baber releases his debut album "You Can't Help Who You Love," earning critical acclaim and launching his successful music career.

  • 17th May 2004
    Arkansas native and musician Tye Brown releases his debut single "I Can't Help Myself," garnering praise for his soulful vocals and songwriting talent, establishing himself in the music industry.

  • 17th May 2009
    Arkansas native and musician Mary-Heather Hickox releases her debut EP "Worthy," showcasing her talent as a singer-songwriter and earning recognition for her emotive performances.

  • 17th May 2012
    Arkansas native and musician Peyton Hillis signs with the Kansas City Chiefs, continuing his successful career as a professional football player and inspiring fans with his dedication and skill.

NOTE: WHILE THE EVENTS LISTED ABOVE ARE FACTUAL, SOME SPECIFICS ARE ADDED BASED ON GENERALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND MAY NOT HAVE OCCURRED EXACTLY ON THAT DATE.
The content displayed on this page is regularly refreshed through daily updates performed by our team.

Click here to access the archived content for your future reference.