What Happened on January 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3/21)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
  • Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
  • Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
  • Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70