On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1771

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1816)

Famous Deaths

  • Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (The Adventures of Roderick Random), dies at 50
1771 Highlights

About September 17, 1771

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 249 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo